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Gary R. Bunt

Gender and Sexuality

BBC News, 'It is possible to be Muslim and a lesbian'

"Miriam hid her sexuality from her strict Muslim parents for years. When she eventually did come out to them, she found it impossible to translate "lesbian" into Punjabi or Urdu. She explains how the conversation put an end to her double life "playing the straight woman" but caused a rift so deep that her father disowned her. "

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