Lebanon’s Other Women ‘Out’ in Force

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bekhsSix months after the launch of Bareed Mista3jil, a collection of 41 true stories from the lives of queers and transgenders in Lebanon, the book is still making waves in local and international media. AFP have just run a fantastic story about Bareed’s impact and the news wire’s text is being picked up by a vast global media audience, most notable for us is naharnet.com.

BEIRUT (AFP) – They remain anonymous, but their voices are out in force and bold print: a group of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women have braved law and social taboo in Lebanon with a little pink-and-white book.

Bareed Mista3jil,” Arabic for “Mail in a Hurry,” is a collection of 41 true stories of women grappling with coming out, religion, family and emigration.

Link to the full article here.


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