Dear Readers, As many of you have noticed and complained about, Bekhsoos has been on a break for a while now. We apologize for… more »
Dirty Mouth: The Politics of Sex Talk in Public Spaces
I am a dirty mouth who needs to be silenced.
This is what constitutes my parents’ most profound struggle when, before our family Sundays, they remind me every time to “watch it”, keep my mouth shut, and smile. It also must be what my college teachers think of me in the back of their heads when they shake it in reprobation, calling me twisted and other equally dismissive verdicts that always start with: “You need help”. Even among my lesbian friends, I’m always “too much”.
My father, The Hero
This week Bekhsoos has the pleasure to feature an article from the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus“. Amina, writer and owner of… more »
Collective Struggle and Social Change: A Revolution of my Own
A witness from the North West Mediterranean shore. When I was younger, I firmly wanted to bring about a revolution in my society.… more »
My Kind Of Revolution
Having been born and raised amid continuous wars, trying to have a normal childhood in bunks or while my parents kept moving us… more »
For Justice, We Stand By Pinar Selek
Amargi Women’s Solidarity Cooperative is calling all women, lesbian – feminist associations, and human rights groups and networks to stand by Pinar Selek… more »
#lgbtME: We Do Not Live in Vacuums!
Last Wednesday on Twitter, posted a recent article published by Haaretz, entitled “Gay Palestinian Seeks Residency in Israel on Humanitarian Grounds,” and… more »
The “H-Word” and The Politics of Name-Calling
During the past week, Bekhsoos had an estimate of 200 to 300 hundred new “Likes” on its Facebook Page. This exciting new wave brought with it supporters from 18 different countries, ranging across the sexuality continuum, along with a few persons who have been vocal enough to earn the “Homophobes of the Bekhsoos Page” title within less than 24 hours. Congratulations.
When The Lebanese LGBT Media Monitor reported that “this reflects the growing media influence that Bekhsoos has developed” – I thought “definitely” but the question I had in mind was how we were going to capitalize on this new surge in homophobia on our page.