Why Would a Queer Person Support Muslims?

(Note: This video is transcribed below.)

“Try going to the Middle East – they would stone you there!”

It’s a comment we’re all too familiar with. And this idea that we shouldn’t support Muslims gets thrown at non-Muslim LGBTQIA+ folks a lot.

So where do people get the idea that all Muslims hate queer folks? What’s this argument really about – and what about that “Sharia Law” that people bring up so much?

Riley J. Dennis is one of those queer people who’s happy to support Muslims – and if you’re wondering why, check out her breakdown of what you might be missing.

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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website. Check out her videos here.