Dawud Talib

DawudDawud Talib is a Muslim, of Puerto Rican descent. He is a Second Amendment advocate and a member of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League the largest grassroots gun rights organization in CT. Dawud is also an avid biker and a member of the United Muslim Motorcyclists Association also known as UMMA.

A supporter of the the Liberty movement in the United States and a registered Libertarian, Dawud has joined organizations such as Muslims 4 Liberty and The Free State Project and helped serve about 2,200 FREE meals during Ramadan at this years PorcFest in New Hampshire.

His membership includes the Ancient Free and Accepted Freemasons in the Fellow Craft Degree and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated the First Nationally Recognized Latino Fraternity of its kind, which has its roots in Free Masonry. Dawud is currently working on earning his Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern California. He hopes to one day open a faith based practice of his own to help struggling families in America overcome barriers in their own lives that limited the access towards a better, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” in this world (Dunya) and in the next (Aqkhira).

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Growing up in a small little town was a unique experience. Being out as a gay male was not a wise decision being amongst loggers and farmers. Things in my personal life made it necessary for me to move to a bigger and more accepting community, Thanks in part to a very good friend and his wife, this was made possible. The move as been very exciting; but scary and overwhelming at times. Although, my family knew I was gay the acceptance of my lifestyle felt more like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as they still made snide comments and jokes about gays in general. Being in my new surrounding and learning to be comfortable in my own skin while being introduced to others that embrace who they are has made me feel like a kid in a candy store but also like I need to hide behind someone out of the sense of needing security. As part of my exploration process, while using my experience as a radio announcer, my friend and I do a podcast every Thursday night addressing a variety of topics. I am the voice opposite Dru on The Druth. Taking yet another step in discovering and accepting who I am I launched “Loki’s Closet,” a weekly radio show on the “We Resisters Radio Network” covering topics that the LGTBQ community face on a daily basis. I am always seeking topics and ask for your help in this endeavor, what topics do you think I should talk about? Is there a topic that you think should be brought more to the forefront? I am also the moderator for “The Only Thing ‘Straight’ Here Is the Truth” a FaceBook group and also write a blog under the same title. It is my hope to educate and inspire people. I will accomplish this by sharing my personal experiences and hopefully having each of you share yours. As with anything in life not all topics discussed will be positive, however they will make you think. You cannot have the good without also acknowledging the uncomfortable issues. One person cannot make a very impactful change by themselves, however together as a team or family people will take notice.

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