LGBT Muslim Magazine Shuts Down, Publishes Past Work in Books

Published: September 5, 2010

After extended consultation with the Board of Directors, Huriyah’s Editor-In-Chief Afdhere Jama has announced today that the oldest magazine for LGBT Muslims is to shut down.

(I-Newswire) July 13, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – After extended consultation with the Board of Directors, Huriyah’s Editor-In-Chief Afdhere Jama has announced today that the oldest magazine for LGBT Muslims is to shut down.

“We are all saddened by this,” said Jama, in a statement. “After many years of service to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or the queer Muslim community, we have decided it is time to close down.”

Huriyah, Arabic for “freedom,” has been publishing in Arabic since 2000 and in English since 2002. The Arabic edition was distributed to 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The English edition was distributed online, and has garnered a global status with over 200 contributors in over 70 countries.

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