Hidden Voices is a presentation that will be coming to the University of Oklahoma for the first time ever this year and has a lot of us here in the office excited. Faisal Alam, a queer activist who moved to America in 1987 at the age of 10, will be speaking about his experiences being a queer Muslim.

Alam attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and founded the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims. Alam is a member of the National Religious Leadership Roundtable and the LGBT Program of Human Rights Watch.

Alam will discuss how the revolution across the Middle East is changing a lot for the citizens who live there and what exactly that means for LGBT people. Will they be part of social change? Will the United States and other Western powers support true democracy in the Middle East? Be prepared for answers to these questions and many more in his presentation March 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Meacham Auditorium.

We are excited to have him here with us at the university and can’t wait to hear what he has to say about such a hidden and unspoken issue. We hope you take time out of your busy schedule to listen, learn, and enjoy this opportunity. It will be a learning experience you will get from nowhere else and an opportunity to ask questions you may never have to opportunity to ask again.

Questions? Email lgbtq@ou.edu or call 325.4929!

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting the Women’s Outreach Center, OMU room 247 or (405)325-4929.