1. In Western societies, Muslims may develop their own nuanced rapprochement with the LGBT community, under the rubric of pluralism and civil rights if not religious reimagining. It is notable that the two Muslims in the U.S. Congress, Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and André Carson of Indiana, are members of the LGBT Equality Caucus.

    Munir Shaikh, Contemporary Developments within Muslim Societies and Communities regarding LGBT Identity and Rights, in Muslim LGBT Inclusion Project

    Note that both Rep. Ellison and Rep. Carson are African Americans, which busts a few more stereotypes.

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