The Muslim position of supporting human rights in the West, while casually condoning harsh Islamic punishments in Muslim countries, is hypocritical.
Against overwhelming odds, LGBT Muslim leaders refuse to let go of hope. They offer vulnerable LGBT Muslims safe spaces, much needed community and a sense of belonging, all that they are denied in mainstream Muslim spaces.
It seems that straight Muslims find it easier to address LGBT concerns in a secular context than a Muslim framework. However, straight allies can take heart from LGBT Muslims, who walk the tight rope between anti-Muslim bigotry and homophobia and assert their truth irrespective of personal costs.