It's a truth that should be apparent, but needs repeating: being queer and being Muslim aren't two mutually exclusive things. In the aftermath of the Orlando shootings, when the media broadly posited the two as opposing identities, Toronto activist Lali Mohamed gave an interview to The FADER in which he put it this way: "The story that dominates media is about these poor struggling queer kids who are trying to reconcile their faith, but there are some of us who are proudly Muslim and queer. It is an individual journey."
There's a tweet currently blowing up on our timelines that hits this point home. Is it possible to be queer and Muslim? Yes. Is it possible to tear up the ball while wearing your niqab? Hell yes. Watch the glorious video from Twitter above and just try to copy those dance moves in heels at home. Go on, we dare you.