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Parisians celebrate being gay and Muslim at end of Ramadan

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

A group of LGBT Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with pride and joy on the banks of the River Seine, Paris

28 AUGUST 2012 | BY DAN LITTAUER

Photo by HM2F.

Last weekend, a group of LGBT Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan with a special feast on the banks of the Seine.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a strict fast and partake in charitable giving and peace-making.

At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-Breaking.

It is both a family and community occasion to celebrate the end of fasting, and thanking Allah for giving them strength throughout the fast.

During Eid Al-Fitr, Muslims have a special celebratory meal, the first daytime meal they would have had in a month. It is a joyous family occasion and also a time of forgiveness, and making amends.

On a sunny afternoon last Saturday (25 August) a group of 25 LGBT Muslims came together to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with a picnic on the banks of river Seine, Paris.

Attendees were part of a LGBT Muslim free expression group, arranged by Collective of French Muslim Homosexual organizations (known as HM2F), which meet every month in the LGBT centre of Paris.

more at  Gay Star News.

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