Search Submit. Full bio Close. In Somalia where Nur Warsame comes from and in many Islamic communities across the world, being gay is not tolerated. In Australiapeople who are gay, lesbian or bisexual are protected from discrimination by law. However, many Australian Muslims, just like much of the Islamic world, are against homosexuality. Homosexuality was practised in Africa before the Europeans came — Jidenna [Video].
He's been condemned by other Muslim leaders and banned from several mosques but a brave man has broken his silence to come out as Australia's first openly gay Imam. Melbourne Imam Nur Warsame - who is a well-respected leader of a mosque in the Islamic community in Australia - was once married and has a young daughter.
The Somali-born man revealed his battle with reconciling his faith and sexual identity for decades - and at one point, he attempted to take his own life after suffering years of trauma. Scroll down for video. Melbourne man Nur Warsame pictured speaks out about his sexuality as Australia's first openly gay Imam.
Nur warsame becomes australia's first gay imam
But after living in silence, the father of one has taken a bold step after coming out publicly in a bid to provide support to young gay Muslims who are too afraid to speak up. The Somali-born man pictured after being interviewed on Joy FM was once married and has a young daughter. And that's exactly what he's done by setting up a safe space across Melbourne for closeted LGBT Muslims to share their experiences and seek advice with one another.
Many Muslim countries still impose the death penalty if anyone is convicted of 'homosexuality'.
Earlier this year, photographs and videos emerged online showing two men bound and blindfolded being thrown to their deaths after they were said to have 'engaged in homosexual activities'. A masked Islamic State fighter had announced into a microphone that the two prisoners must be punished in accordance with Sharia law.
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