About Bekhsoos

Bekhsoos is a queer Arab magazine published weekly by queer and trans folks at Meem. We cover topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world.

Our objective is to fill the gap of lesbian- and transgender-produced writing in the Arab world through articles, reports, investigations, personal stories, opinion pieces, and creative writing. We believe in the incredible wealth of LBQ women’s and transgenders’ stories and experiences out there that have not yet been put forth enough online or in print.There is much mystery that surrounds the Arab queer identity. We’re here to peak our minds and tell our stories.We must write. We must write volumes to make up for our invisibility and for the history that has forgotten us. We must write for the eyes that want to read us. We must write for our thoughts that need to be expressed. We must give new meanings to things through new words, new phrases, and new paragraphs. We must write. Join us.

And yes, we should write more in Arabic – we’re working on that.