Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Exciting Updates about LGBT Muslim Retreat; Philadelphia, PA - May 27-30, 2011

Dear friends,

We have three exciting and important updates regarding the LGBT Muslim Retreat being held outside Philadelphia, PA from May 27-30, 2011:

1) We are almost sold out!  And we have booked a block of rooms at a nearby hotel.
2) New scholarship options are available.
3) Retreat location details

Read below for details about these updates.

1) Available Rooms On-Site (as of February 15, 2011)

   - Women, transgender & gender non-conforming people - 3 single rooms available
   - Floor for women - 1 single room with 1 single bed - 1 space available
   - Floor for women - 1 shared room Option A - 2 single beds -  1 space available

   - Floor for women - 1 shared room Option B - 1 double bed and 2 single beds - Sold Out
   - Co-Ed Floor (Men, Women, Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming) - Sold Out
   - Floor for men - Sold Out

 To accommodate participants who won't be able to stay onsite due to rooms selling out, a block of 
  hotel rooms has been reserved and a new option for registration has been added.

If the type of room you are looking for is sold out you have the following options:
            a) Register as "Staying Off-Site Option 3," which includes a hotel room (with 1 roommate).  
            b) Add your name to the waiting list to stay on site.
            c) Book your own hotel room.
 A block of hotel rooms have been reserved.  New commuter 
                                                       rates which include a hotel room with one roommate have 
                                                       been added under "General Information."

2) New Scholarship Options:

a) 2 Youth Scholarships are being offered.  The scholarship will cover all expenses including travel, registration, meals and
b) General Scholarship has changed.  We are offering partial scholarships to cover retreat expenses.

    See http://www.lgbtmuslimretreat.com/scholarships for more information.

3) Retreat Location:

    • Retreat center is located in the beautiful wooded suburbs of Philadelphia, "an oasis for reflection"
    • On 20+ acres surrounded by over 140 species of trees and flowers
    • 1 mile woodchip trail overlooking beautiful pond
    • Private rooms with bed(s) and desk(s)
    • Delicious meals and refreshments (including vegetarian & vegan options)
    • Art studio, library & wi-fi access

See pictures of the retreat center at http://www.lgbtmuslimretreat.com/location.php

Join us in beautiful suburban Philadelphia from May 27-30, 2011 for the LGBT Muslim Retreat.

More information is available at http://www.lgbtmuslimretreat.com.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at lgbtmuslimretreat@gmail.com.


Faisal Alam
LGBT Muslim Retreat Planning Committee

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