MPV AUSTRALIA stands for LGBTIQ+ rights and marriage equality. 

We believe that the true essence of Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ message, and the messages of all other Prophets, is to implore humankind to be merciful to each other and to all of God's creation. We therefore endorse the human rights of LGBTQI+ individuals, support the equality and inclusion of all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and affirm our commitment to ending discrimination based on such.

Please see here for MPV Australia's full statement on marriage equality. 



Muslims for Progressive Values stands in solidarity with other faiths for the rights of refugees on Manus Island. 

Muslims for Progressive Values Australia respond to European court ruling on headscarves at the workplace. (March 15 2017)


September 2016

Egytian Streets: Exclusive interview with Reem Sweid, Muslim for Progressive Values promoting Progressive Islam in Modern Societies

ABC The Drum Interview: Muslim for Progressive Value Australia President Reem Sweid explains what Pauline Hanson got wrong on ABC The Drum

Islamic Republic of Australia: MPV Australia's Reem Sweid contributes to Shami Shah's 5 part series on Islam in Australia

July 2016

Malay Mail: Muslim group urges US mosques to condemn Orlando shooting

HuffPo World Post: Karima Bennoune, "Orlando Mon Amour"

CBS News: North Hollywood residents honor dead in Orlando

McClatchy DC: LGBT Muslims see Orlando as opportunity to confront their leaders

USA Today: Muslim attitudes about LGBT community are complex

FOX TV interview with MPV leader discusses homophobia in Muslim community

City Vision radio discussion on the complications of being gay and Muslim

Atlanta Journal Constitution LGBT Muslims hope for a time of unity, understanding

Georgia Voice Atlanta LGBT Muslims navigate difficult path after Orlando shooting

Salon "Discriminated Against and Misunderstood, Being Gay and Muslim..."

L.A. Daily News Gay muslims caught in the crossfire

Fox News Revelers, gay pride events a victory over fear

June 27th, MPV-LA on KALW: Listen to the interview with Rolla Selbak Award-winning filmmaker of Three Veils; and Younes Mourchid, M.A., Ph.D: Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies at Cal State East Bay archived. 


JUne 2016

Human Rights Campaign HRC and Muslims for Progressive Values Host Special Performance and Workshop | May 16, 2016

Zaman Vandaag 'Islam en Rechten van Homo's Gaan Prima Samen' | May 13, 2016

People's WorldWe asked a Muslim: Women’s rights in Islam | May 12, 2016

ABC NewsThe Secret Mosques Opening Their Doors to Gay Muslims | April 29th, 2016

RRR Radio StationSunday Lunch Program: Issues Affecting Muslim Australians | April 15th, 2016


APRIL 2016

Queerty | Meet The Lesbian Muslim Who Says Trump Is Her Dad | April 5, 2016

Daily Beast | LGBT Muslims Are Enemy No. 1 in Trumps America | April 5, 2016

Muftah | Transgender Muslims in America Fight Bigotry on Two Fronts | April 15, 2016

Thom Hartmann Radio Show | Creating a 21st Century Shari'a Law | April 18, 2016

The Huffington Post | What Allah Means To Muslims | April 19, 2016 It’s time for Malaysian Muslims to choose | April 7, 2016 Muslim NGO slams Jawi over transgender dinner raid | April 8, 2016 | Bagaimana untuk melawan radikalisme | April 25, 2016

ABC | The secret mosques opening their doors to gay Muslims | April 28, 2016

The Drum - TV Interview with MPV-Austalia's Reem Sweid | April 29, 2016


MARCH 2016

Huffington Post | These People Are Showing That Islam Is Compatible With Women’s Rights | March 17, 2016

Religion Dispatches | Australia: Muslims Against Homophobia Will March at Sydney Mardis Gras | March 5, 2016

The Gospel Herald | Comedian Bill Maher On Islamaphobia: 'The More You Know, The More You'd Be Afraid' | February 5, 2016

Real Time with Bill Maher | Stand With Progressive Muslims | January 29, 2016