Traditionally, Islam does not tolerate homosexuality. Of the estimated 4 million to 7 million Muslims living in the U.S., many are first-generation immigrants, who came from countries where same-sex relationships are stigmatized, criminalized or even punishable by death.
That cultural reality makes it difficult for the message of acceptance and equality, which is becoming mainstream in the U.S., to find an audience in more traditional Islamic circles.
What it’s like to be gay and Muslim in America
Wednesday, July 9, 2014