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Observant gay Muslim balances faith and sexuality

Sal understood exactly what Iman would face - both in their large extended family and in the greater Muslim community. Sal knew he was gay at age 6. He was out in his high school but in the closet at home for many years. He’s now in his late 30s and has only been out to his parents for three years.

Gay imam spreads the good news | VIDEO

"The best thing was to just come out and be authentic - even if it means the world is going to kill you, but at least you die an authentic person.”

VIDEO: Meet LGBT History Month icon Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji is an award-winning Muslim author, feminist and advocate for Islamic reform. The New York Times described her as “Osama bin Laden’s worst nightmare.”

COMMENTARY: Can you be gay and Muslim?

I do not attempt to justify homosexuality or promote gay culture but I call for a dialogue on religions and sexual preferences.