Alam came to the United States from Pakistan in 1987, when he was ten, and lived in Ellington, Connecticut. In 1997, after a marriage engagement to a Muslim girl did not work out, he began a Yahoo! group for LGBT Muslims which became popular fast. He started Al-Fatiha in 1998 and was the group's President until he stepped down in 2004.
- Faisal Alam Profile; LGBTran's Religious Archives Network July 18, 2006; retrieved December 21, 2006
- Guest Speaker: Faisal Alam; Queers and Allies of Faith November 11, 2002; retrieved December 21, 2006
- Hidden Voices - The Lives of Queer Muslims; Wolfman Productions; retrieved December 21, 2006
- Faisal Alam Steps Down As President of Al-Fatiha; UK Gay News August 14, 2004; retrieved December 21, 2006