2019 Shortlist

Hidayah

  • 4 weeks ago
  • written by NDA

SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR LGBT –

Hidayah is an entirely volunteer-led organisation who ensure that LGBTQI+ Muslims are safe and visible. They exist to gain more exposure and provide support for LGBTQI+ Muslims across the UK. With groups in London, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, Hidayah have 11 contact points where LGBTQI+ Muslims gain support and help across the country, ranging from Dundee to Cardiff. So far, this incredible organisation has provided support to hundreds of people and have raised awareness of the LGBTQI+ Muslim community through contributing to radio shows, publishing articles and participating on panels. They co-produced a conference in Birmingham which gained 200 attendees and have spoken to Malaysian government officials about treating LGBTQI+ Muslims in their nation with acceptance. Hidayah have launched photo campaigns, made documentaries and have attended events across the country to ensure that they are heard and seen.

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