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Queer Muslim couples marry before Trump's inauguration to protect their families

Ahead of President-Elect Trump’s inauguration this weekend, black musician Laila Nur & Pakistani visual artist Saba Taj decided to make the monumental moment about radical love and family by getting married in their North Carolina town. The gorgeous couple captured the moment on the steps of a North Carolina courthouse—their spiritual connection with and dedication to each other a symbol of radical love and resistance in the face of white supremacy and homophobia. "Right now, it’s scary times for women, people of color, Muslims and so many others. We refuse to bend to bigotry, and instead see this year as a moment for marginalized folks to step up, organize, step into our power & be as fierce as ever," Laila told AFROPUNK.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK's editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at erin@afropunk.com.

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Comment by Lex on January 19, 2017 at 11:16am

Yes!!!  This!!! I love everything about this.  Black punk taught me to make my own everything. My own t-shirts, my own music, my own family, my own life.  Our love is the strongest critique of the state.  It will destroy it one day.  Rock on Laila and Saba!


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