Queer Muslim Support Group

The mission of the Queer Muslim Support Group is to create space for participants to support one another, practice vulnerability, speak plainly and explore parts of the self that otherwise do not feel safe. Through the group space and process, we will break feelings of isolation and invisibility, allowing participants to show up in ways they want – more fully in their communities and families with dignity, presence and power to meet these political times.

Group is open to Muslim members of the LGBTQIA community. How you define your relationship to being Muslim and Islam is personal – cultural, reformed, raised by, running from, etc.

This group is offered at no costs to participants based on a grant from Akonadi Foundation #SoLoveCanWin

Qulture Collective is a wheelchair accessible and low fragrance space.

– The group will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6:30pm – 8pm and run from Wednesday 10/18/17 through Wednesday 5/16/18

– You can attend as many or few group sessions as you like — no commitments, just email to confirm your attendance each week on fb or queermuslimgroup@gmail.com

– Group will be held at Qulture Collective, a queer space in Downtown Oakland, close to BART with plenty of free street parking after 6pm.

About the facilitator:

Shenaaz Janmohamed, LCSW is a queer femme mama who is a licensed psychotherapist and healing practitioner of Muslim South Asian descent based in Oakland CA. Shenaaz’s work is deeply shaped by social justice values, queer liberation, and mindfulness practice. She holds trauma, hurt and harm as causes and conditions of systems of oppression, and works with folks to move through and heal from – ancestral, interpersonal, familial, community, organizational, systemic and collective – wounding.