Opinion Pieces

A Response to FP’s “Underground and in the Closet: The state of the gay Middle East”

On June 15th, 2011, Foreign Policy featured David Kenner’s “Underground and in the Closet: The State of the gay Middle East.” Indeed, having had… more »

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Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) Say NO to IGLYO in Israel

Palestinian queer activists from alQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian society, Aswat — Palestinian Gay Women, and PQBDS (Palestinian Queers for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) have issued… more »

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Call for IGLYO Member Organizations: Vote NO to IGLYO in Israel

Dear IGLYO Member Organizations and Board of Directors, During the past week, we’ve had the pleasure of publicly discussing, with activists and organizations… more »

Personal Stories

Hadatha Fi “Mithli” Hatha Al-Yawm

It all started exactly 365 days ago (fi “mithli” hatha al-yawm) when I sent an e-mail to Salma: “Dear Salma, I am Emcee.… more »


Walking With Our Heads Held High: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2011

On Sunday the 22nd of May, Helem commemorated the 6th version of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) in Beirut. Over… more »

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May 22: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

In congruence with the yearly activities done pertaining the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Helem is delighted to invite you to attend… more »

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IDAHO 2011: Street Campaigns, Blogging, and More Events

The International Day Against Homophobia is a yearly occasion to remind the world that the fight for gay rights is not over yet.… more »

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حقوق مثليّي/ات لبنان: أسقطوا النظام الطائفي

مثليو ومثليات لبنان : أسقطوا النظام رعت “صوت النسوة” في جريدة  الاخبار في عددها الصادر في ٨ من آذار 2011، مجموعة مقالات، مستغلة… more »