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Same- Sex Marriage, Ideals, Aberrations and My Sons

A postscript to Correspondence I have been overwhelmed as a writer, by the response, to my piece about my father and “what he taught me about love”. Thousands and thousands of people have read the piece; and many have sent personal messages to me about what a remarkable man my father was. As a daughter, … Continue reading

Kugle Speaks on Various Islamic Views of Homosexuality by Kip Pesses

By Kip Pesses  published in the Kenyon Collegian Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:02 Scott Kugle came to Kenyon to discuss Islam’s understanding of homosexuality. The Bible and the Torah explicitly address homosexuality.  But what does the Qur’an, Islam’s holiest book, have to say on the subject?  Less than you … Continue reading

Homosexuality, the Spirit of Islam and my Father

What my father taught me about Love. The story behind Correspondence: BBC Radio 4 at 00 30 19th February 2012 Last year, I was given the opportunity to take part in a South Asian Literature Festival event , Same-Same: Sex, Love and other Queeries  which showcased, in part, the writing of South Asian gay writers. … Continue reading

“Family Values”, Same-Sex Marriage and my Wife (to be)

I have never been very keen on marriage. Whilst I loved my ex-husband, as a soul mate and a friend (and indeed still do, in a watered down sort of way) I didn’t actually want to marry him. The act of marriage, was I thought, a means of securing my father’s “blessing”. A completely futile … Continue reading

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