Queer Crescent Healing builds healing community spaces so that LGBTQIA+ Muslims can live in the complexity of their identities with dignity, increased safety and be seen in their wholeness.
Founded in 2017, Queer Crescent Healing is a healing arts organization centered on community, safety, and healing for LGBTQIA+ Muslims in the Bay Area and beyond. Our programs focus on building resilience, emerging leadership, connecting to spiritual practices and reclaiming our place and power within community.
We see a future with LGBTQIA+ Muslims taking up space, leading fiercely with love, and organizing ourselves and our aunties into collective liberation.
Queer Crescent affirms that:
LGBTQIA+ Muslims are sacred beings
Loving ourselves and each other is a revolutionary act / The way we build and show up in and for our communities has transformative power
Collective healing is possible through Transformative Justice and working outside of the police and carceral systems
An internationalist feminist understanding and practice of Islam is not only possible, but necessary for our collective liberation
As U.S. based Muslims, our history and healing pathways are rooted in lessons of black survival and wisdom from folks in the African diaspora