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Gay, lesbian and bi-sexual muslims (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on gay, lesbian and bisexual muslims in view of the fact that non-heterosexuality is strictly censored in Islamic religious texts. This year the Sociological Review published an article by Andrew Yip called 'Negotiating Space with Family and Kin in Identity Construction: the Narratives of Non-heterosexual Muslims'.

Laurie Taylor talks to Dr Yip, Reader in Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, about his project which examines how some gay, lesbian and bisexual Muslims have bridged the gap between their sexuality and their Muslim culture and beliefs. The segment is first in the audio clip.

Laurie Taylor
Dr Andrew Yip
British Broadcasting Corporation