Content/ trigger warning: This episode contains discussions and descriptions of homophobia, Islamophobia, suicide, and mental health that may be distressing to some listeners. Please call Lifeline (13 11 14), Queerspace (03 9663 6733), or QLife (1800 184 527) if needed.
In this episode, we unpack the intersection of being queer and Muslim with Azlan, a queer Muslim refugee and racial justice advocate for queer people of colour, queer asylum seekers, and queer Muslims. We discuss Queer Ramadhan Social, his production called Queer Asians Anonymous, and being not only a sexual minority but also a racial minority in a predominantly white Australia.
We then speak with Bobuq Sayed, social worker, writer, and coordinator of an LGBTIQA+ mentoring program for queer individuals and families, facilitated through Queerspace. We discuss the program's aims, the challenges of queer mental health, and the benefits of mentoring in queer spaces. More information via Queerspace or email email@example.com