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EastEnders helped me accept my sexuality as a Muslim lesbian – but I still can’t come out to my family

EastEnders with my family, they know Iqra Ahmed is my favourite character.  First introduced as ‘no-nonsense, bold and intelligent’, Iqra is just like me. She often provokes the ire of those around her, including her relatives, yet she also wants her family’s approval. But what my family doesn’t know is that I love Iqra most for being a Muslim lesbian – like I am.  In her latest storyline, she is confronted by a homophobe who takes issue with a Muslim prayer room being next to a gay bar.

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