Washington D.C., United States
|Occupation||Speaker, Writer, Activist|
|Known for||Founded the Al-Fatiha Foundation|
Alam arrived in the United States from Pakistan in 1987, at the age of ten, and resided in the rural middle-class town of Ellington, Connecticut. In 1997, he started an email listserv for LGBT Muslims that led to the founding of Al-Fatiha in 1998. He served as its President from 1998 until stepping down in 2004. In 2011, Alam and other LGBTQ Muslim activists were invited by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to form a Queer Muslim Working Group to evaluate the needs of the LGBTQ Muslim community. Alam was instrumental in bringing together a diverse group of seasoned leaders to undertake this project. In 2013, the Queer Muslim Working Group launched a new organization: the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD).
"21 LGBT Muslims Who Are Changing the World." The Advocate. December 20, 2016. Web 
- "Faisal Alam Profile". The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Religious Archives Network. 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2006-12-21.
- Hidden Voices - The Lives of Queer Muslims Archived 2006-12-30 at the Wayback Machine; Wolfman Productions; retrieved December 21, 2006
- Faisal Alam Steps Down As President of Al-Fatiha Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine; UK Gay News August 14, 2004; retrieved December 21, 2006
- Jacob Ogles (20 December 2016). "21 LGBT Muslims Who Are Changing the World". The Advocate. Retrieved 20 December 2016.