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Gay Muslims United (GMU) is a group based out of Ottawa, Ontario ​, Canada ​ and was founded by Yusuf Celik [1] ​ who is also the executive director ​. [2]

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Groceries for the dinner party are spread out waiting to be prepared. (Yusuf Celik)

About

Celik created the group to give gay Muslims ​ a voice and provide support, especially for those who live in fear of persecution ​ from family, friends and their culture ​. [3]

Celik wanted to provide gay muslims with a welcoming family type atmosphere. According to Celik, gay Muslims face not only rejection from their families and communities but often feel left out in Canadian LGBTQ societies. [3]

"We have different cultural practices, and different needs," he said.

"Most LGBTQ groups in Canada are focused on human rights and advocacy.  But we need to build something where we can create a family atmosphere, where we can cook together, enjoy the meal together and dance and laugh together."

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Gay Muslims United Dinner - Source: CBC [3]

Gay Muslims United started as a Facebook ​ group. Celik invited members to submit recipes and they started gathering sharing meals together.

Twelve people showed up for the first dinner and his facebook group now has 12 000 followers.

According to Celik, gay Muslims are uniquely challenged because they face not only rejection from their families and communities but often feel left out in Canadian LGBTQ ​ societies.

"Most LGBTQ groups in Canada are focused on human rights and advocacy.  But we need to build something where we can create a family atmosphere, where we can cook together, enjoy the meal together and dance and laugh together." [4] [5]

"When I was coming out I felt so shameful and I had so many challenges, I tried to harm myself," he said. [6]

He hopes the dinner parties will encourage support for gay Muslims who are going through similar challenges.

Each cooking night has a different theme. Some of the themes include: Cooking night with City Councilors, LGBTQ Muslims and Straight Muslims, LGBTQ Muslims with LGBTQ Jews, and a cooking night with Canadian Parliamentarians ​. [7]

The organization hopes to become a meeting place for gay Muslims in the Ottawa area, to educate the LGBTQ+ community on the many inclusive aspects of the Muslim faith. In the future, there are plans to introduce straight Muslims to the LGBTQ+ community.

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