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In the aftermath of the Orlando terror attack – the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in American history – queer Muslims felt the chill when it was announced the killer was Omar Mateen, a homophobic Muslim man who was reported to be gay.

"It was a particularly fraught moment for queer and transgender Muslims because the attacker was unfortunately a Muslim," said San Francisco artist, writer and curator Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

"It caused a lot of us to feel isolated by our own queer community and there was a lot of Islamophobia in the queer community," he said. "You were either queer or Muslim, but there is the resistance to say no – we are both. We inhabit both identities."


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