Siraj (2011a) Isolated, invisible, and in the closet: The life story of a Scottish Muslim
This study by Siraj (2011a) examines sexuality and Islam against the backdrop of life in Glasgow. In recent years, much research on lesbian identity and male homosexuality within an Islamic context has been published. Siraj (2009) explores Muslim attitudes towards homosexuality and perceptions of gender, Siraj (2014) explores how Muslim men construct and articulate their masculine identity and Hopkins (2009) presents related research. Yet research combining Islam and lesbian sexuality has been noticeably absent. Consequently, Siraj (2011a) responds to this research gap publishing an account of the life experiences of a Scottish Muslim lesbian woman living in Glasgow. The account sheds light on an important, hitherto untold and often hidden story.
Siraj, A. (2011a) Isolated, Invisible, and in the Closet: The Life Story of a Scottish Muslim Lesbian. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol.15(1), pp. 99-121.