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‘It can be done to be Muslim and a lesbian’

‘It can be done to be Muslim and a lesbian’

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Miriam hid her sex from her strict Muslim moms and dads for decades. Them, she found it impossible to translate “lesbian” into Punjabi or Urdu when she eventually did come out to. She describes how a conversation put an end to her dual life “playing the woman that is straight but caused a rift therefore deep that her dad disowned her.

“we always knew I became interested in the exact same gender – who are only four to five, whenever I kissed my companion within the cloakroom, we knew then.

“But it had beenn’t that I first started exploring until I was in college. The internet was got by us in the home and there clearly was a dial-up computer in my own cousin’s space – it had a lock from the home.

“we familiar with continue Yahoo chat, i recall often we pretended I became a guy, in the interests of talking to females. Then from 18, 19, we thought, ‘maybe i must try to find lesbian women’. “

Miriam* grew up in a old-fashioned muslim family members in Bristol where her grandfather “ruled the roost”, with Islamic sermons and prayers 5 times just about every day. Continue reading ‘It can be done to be Muslim and a lesbian’