S2 E8: Queer, Young & Muslim

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What happens to young people when religious dogma clashes with sexual identity? In many cultures, living outside of sexual norms can evoke guilt, shame and rejection. But, Mohammad Awad who runs the award-winning Muslim Peers Project, which supports young Muslims, says that religious identity and queer identity are not mutually exclusive – they can exist in harmony.

An artist, writer and poet, Awad talks with Chris Jaeger about mental health consequences of marginalisation, advocating for acceptance, and creating a safe place where young Muslims can access culturally sensitive support.

The Muslim Peers Project – Links

The Muslim Peers Project is an initiative by Outloud to support young queer Muslims experiencing mental health distress.



visit mindframe.org.au/need-help
This podcast includes explicit language, and discussion around topics such as depression, stigma and suicide. We acknowledge that this content may be difficult. We also encourage you to care for your safety and well-being. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or access the Suicide Callback Service on suicidecallbackservice.org.au or 1300 659 467

Season 2

In Season 2, over 13 episodes, we'll more closely explore topics from the perspective of those with lived experience. We'd love you to join us for these fascinating insights into the wide variety of mental challenges, so that we can learn more about ourselves and those around us.

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