‘Coming Out in Religion: Queer Actress-Writer Fawzia Mirza on Embracing ‘Muslimness’

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“We cannot stop,” she says. “It’s not just about one negative space. It’s about all of them.” In continuing the fight, she says, queer people “can truly change the world.”

She brought her passion for fighting for all marginalized groups to her gig emceeing the Women’s March in Chicago in January. “If I can stand before all of us and represent us in this way, we’re ready to have a much more vast conversation,” Mirza says.

Humans have many more commonalities than differences, but that’s not always recognized, she adds. “We are taught and trained not to see the connection,” she says. “We are taught and trained to see the schisms and the differences.”

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