Religion

We Caught Up With Rav Bansal

After being selected to appear on the well loved cooking show Great British Bake-Off, Rav Bansal has experienced the good the bad and the ugly side of being on TV. Ditch the Label caught up with Rav to talk about bullying, discrimination, masculinity and all things culinary. DTL: Firstly can you tell us a bit about yourself

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Maz Jobrani On The 10 Things You Should Know About Muslims

Comedian Maz Jobrani on the 10 things you should know about Muslims 1. We’re not all really that religious. I mean, I was born in Iran which is a Muslim country but I don’t practice the religion. You could say I’m Muslim-ish. I drink, I don’t fast during Ramadan and I don’t pray 5 times

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“We Googled the Word ‘Muslim’ and the Images We Found Were Horrifying”: Hanan Challouki & Taha Riani on Smashing Stereotypes

We interviewed Hanan Challouki & Taha Riani, co-founders of Mvslim.com – an online space that unites people from different backgrounds and cultures, not only to create a strong community of Muslims, but to make the world of Muslims more accessible to others. DTL: What were the motivations for setting up Mvslim.com? Hanan: We started searching

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What is it Like to be a Gay Muslim?

Social Activist and gay Muslim Ejel Khan on reconciling his religion and sexuality, cyberbullying and making a difference through activism. I describe myself as ‘culturally muslim’; in that, I am not so concerned for the dogma that is tied to religion, but I still have faith, regardless of my sexuality. Reconciling my religion and sexuality

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Inside India’s LGBT+ Community

We spoke to Charan Singh about photographing members of the Indian LGBT+ community DTL: What is it like for members of the LGBT+ Community living in India today? Charan: Homosexuality is still punishable by law in India, which means that corruption and homophobic abuse are rampant. Because of these attitudes, the LGBT+ community are subject to

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LGBT+ World Voices: “Do we still need to celebrate Pride today?”

My name is Charlie, and I’m from Sweden, one of the most tolerant and liberal countries in the world. How lucky I am, to have been brought up in a country deemed so progressive; never have I been asked, or ordered to act in a way that is unnatural, or untrue to my authentic self.

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LGBT+ World Voices: What is it Like to be Gay in Malaysia Today?

What is it like to be gay in Malaysia today? As part of our series, LGBT+ World Voices, Ditch the Label have been speaking to people in the LGBT+ community who are living, or have lived in countries with repressive legislation/strong conservative attitudes. This month sees Pride celebrations happening around the world and with this in

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Should We Ban the Burqa?

Yesterday it was announced that it is now illegal to wear a Burqa in Switzerland with fines of up to £6,500 for those in violation. Unfortunately this isn’t a new concept within the realms of legislation as the French government made it illegal back in 2010. For those who aren’t familiar with Burqas, it is a long

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