QTPoC Spolight and Book Recs

​​QTPoC Spotlight 

A Individual or group will be highlighted based on their accomplishments and care for the LBGTQ community.  

Omar Sharif Jr.

Omar Sharif Jr. is a Muslim, half Jewish actor, LBGTQ+ advocate and model that has been vocal about LGBT representation in main stream media. As an Arabian native, Omar continue to vocalize and draw attention to the issues surrounding the LBGTQ+ & Muslim community, focusing on the power of representation.  Find out more

Urooj Arshad

Urooj Arshad is a Queer, Pakistani immigrant that transformed the witnessed oppression of women and intolerance for differences into activism and advocacy for realistic approaches to adolescent sexual health, specific to LBGT Muslim youth. Learn More.

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Monthly Book Recommendations

QTPoC authors will be the highlight in this section. Make sure to learn about them and read their work.

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SpectrumsTitle: Spectrums

Author: Maxfield Sparrow

Pronouns: He/Him

Tags: Queer Disabilities, Gender

Author Description: An artist, composer, public speaker and author that has been vocal about autism diagnosis.   (Learn More Here)

Brief Book Description: Written by autistic trans people from around the world, this vital and intimate collection of personal essays reveals the struggles and joys of living at the intersection of neurodivergence and gender diversity.


Unspeakable Love

Title: Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East

Author: Brian Whitaker & Anna Wilson

Pronouns: He/Him & She/Her

Tags: Arab. LBGTQ

Author Description: Two authors, one of which focuses on Arabic studies in academia. (Learn More Here)

Brief Book Description: Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Arab countries. Clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, while newspapers write cryptically of "shameful acts."