Islam and homosexuality

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2016. Islam and homosexuality. In: The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 9781405196949

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While homosexuality has gained greater social acceptance in many Western societies, it remains highly stigmatized and, in most cases, forbidden in mainstream Islam. Theologically based homophobia has given rise to negative social representations of homosexuality in Muslim communities around the world. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Muslims themselves are acutely aware of the stigma of homosexuality, and the prejudice and, in some cases, harsh punishment that they may face if they disclose their sexual identity. This can in turn induce threats to identity and compromise psychological well‐being. This entry pieces together emerging empirical evidence on the interface of (male) homosexuality and Islam, focusing upon the theological (meso), social (macro), and psychological (micro) levels of analysis.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Jaspal, R.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781405196949
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Apr 2020 08:57
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 08:57

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