CBC News Posted: Jul 25, 2014 3:51 PM AT Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014 3:58 PM AT
Nova Scotia’s first gay-friendly mosque is set to open in the next few weeks.
The Halifax Unity Mosque is an expansion of the Toronto Unity Mosque, also called el-Tawhid Juma Circle.
The mosque is a “gender-equal, LGBTI/queer-affirming” place for Muslims to worship, according to its Facebook page.
‘Queer Muslims are having to reclaim space that they may have had in the past.’- Syed Adnan Hussein
Syed Adnan Hussein has been building support for the Halifax Unity Mosque for a while. He found a space this week and hopes to start worship by next month.
December 7, 2012. 9:48 am • Section: Pop Tart
This picture comes from January Marie Lapuz’s Facebook page. Lapuz was identified as the victim in a weekend stabbing that was New Westminster’s first homicide of 2012.
Photograph by: Facebook photo , THE RECORD
METRO VANCOUVER — The victim of a fatal stabbing last weekend in New Westminster was an active volunteer who is described as a “bright light and shining star.”
January Marie Lapuz volunteered as a social coordinator, fundraiser and performer with Sher Vancouver, a social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Asians.