Telling the Stories of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

Telling the Stories of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims Sex Roles (2014) 71:351–353 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0420-6 BOOK REVIEW Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims. By Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle, New York, NYU Press, 2014. 265 pp. $25 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-4798-9467-3 Kelly D. Brooks Published online: 28 September 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 To say that the voices of sexual minority and transgender and because of the theological arguments being advanced (p. 241). Unfortunately, for this type of book, the omission of Muslims are rarely heard seems like an understatement. In Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender bisexuals is quite glaring and possibly suggestive to the reader Muslims, Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle begins to address this of larger issues. However, I was pleased to see some repre- invisibility, describing in-depth interviews he conducted with sentation of transgender individuals in the sample. 15 members of this community. Distinguishing his work from The book follows a relatively simple structure. In the the few other explorations of Muslim LGBTQ experiences Introduction, Kugle presents background information, theory, that exist (e.g., Hendricks, 2009; Jama, 2008), Kugle, an definition of key concepts, and a brief overview of the Associate Professor in Middle East and South Asian Studies Sex Roles Springer Journals

Telling the Stories of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

Sex Roles , Volume 71 (10) – Sep 28, 2014

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