Passing of Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif

It is with deep sadness that GIN-SSOGIE notes the passing of Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif in Ghana on the 11th of December 2017 as a result of illness.  Sadiq was a valued member of GIN, and attended, lead and participated in the GIN conference in November 2016 in Bangkok, alongside Imam Muhsin Hendricks. Sadiq also participated in the recent Ethics of Responsibility event at the UN in New York where he spoke movingly about his journey with his Muslim faith as an LGBT person.  He had attended the ICASA conference in Côte d’Ivoire but decided to return home to Ghana, as he was ill. He was hospitalised and passed away on the 11th of December.  
 
Sadiq participated energetically in the work of a number of GIN members, as well as contributing to the GIN network and we are deeply sad about this loss. We offer our condolences to his family and friends and to all who worked with him.
 
“Surely, we belong to God and to God we shall return.”
“Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.”