Young gay Muslim on cost of coming out: “It’s crushing that my parents don’t accept me”

Coming out is a difficult experience for many young people. But when your sexuality is at odds with everything you have been taught, it can be deeply traumatic. Many gay youngsters brought up in the Islamic faith face extreme opposition when they reveal their sexuality to their communities. For 26-year-old British Muslim Naman Parvaiz, it was truly terrifying. When Naman told his parents he was gay at the age of 15, they forced him into an arranged engagement with a cousin in Pakistan in an effort to curtail his homosexuality. More @ The Mirror.

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