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About the Raquel Evita Saraswati Fan Club

Raquel Evita Saraswati (aka Raquel Evita Seidel)Raquel Evita Saraswati (formerly Raquel Evita Seidel) (b. 1983) is a postmodern performance artist and lesbian activist who currently works as Irshad Manji’s executive assistant.

Saraswati recently (until ~2005) attended Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she majored in International Relations. During this time, she identified as a Catholic of Latin heritage and became known locally for her gay rights activism, interest in poetry and spoken word, and belly dance lessons and performances.

She now claims to be a Muslim, amongst her many personalities, and has appeared in this capacity on CNN’s Glenn Beck show.  Her long-standing activism in the gay rights movement, the absence of any actual connection with Islamic institutions, and her relevation that she “doesn’t believe that the Qu’ran is the absolute perfect word of Allah” make this claim worthy of deeper investigation, however.

On August 2, 2005, Saraswati married Ms. Anh Ðào Kolbe, a Vietnamese-American photographer at Revere Beach, Massachusetts, U.S.A; in 2007 they happily celebrated their second wedding anniversary.

This site is dedicate to spreading Raquel’s poetry, spoken word, and activism!

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