As activists who work on the frontline, within our communities, on the interconnected issues of sexuality, gender and Islam, Safra Project wishes to appreciate the solidarity Judith Butler has shown in her public denouncement of racism and Islamaphobia that exists in gay organisations during Berlin Pride on 19 June 2010.
We welcome the personal refusal of the Zivilcourage Prize and instead dedicating the Civil Courage Prize to the organisations GLADT(www.gladt.de), LesMigraS (www.lesmigras.de), SUSPECT and ReachOut (www.reachoutberlin.de).
The evidence of inciting racism against Muslims and migrants to Germany by the Lesbian and Gay Federation Germany (CSD) and the gay helpline Maneo is exposed.
Thank you Judith for putting yourself on the line as we do everyday.
In solidarity and peace,
'The Safra Project is a resource project on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual & transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally. The Safra Project ethos is one of inclusiveness and diversity. We welcome input from all individuals and groups seeking to combat all forms of prejudice.'