We were honored to spearhead the first-ever, Eid celebration at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. The sold-out event brought together seven separate organizations for the first time, both religious and secular. The interfaith/non-denominational celebration sold out in less than a week, and was co-sponsored by:
The dinner celebrated Eid-ul-Adha. Also known as the "Feast of the Sacrifice," this holiday celebrates Prophet Ibrahim's devotion to Allah. Both a Rabbbi and Muslim leader discussed the similarities among the two faiths. We sold out in less than a week for 140 seats!
The evening was an opportunity to gather and celebrate community over delicious food!
Recap: Thu, Aug 31: Inclusive Eid Dinner for LGBTQAI+ Muslims and Allies. LGBTQAI+ inclusive, inter-faith/non-denominational, dinner for the Muslim celebration of Eid-ul-Adha. Attendees didn't have to be Muslim or LGBTQAI+ to attend. However, participants who identify as both told us many times, how much it meant for them to attend an event that celebrated all of their identities, together for the first time. They said they felt like they finally belonged! We were very sad to have to turn people away, since we were already at capacity. However, we hope to host future events, especially seeing the great need to create these safe spaces.