Bayneh w Baynik

Bayneh W Baynik: On Androgynous Barbies, Orgasms, and Vagina Cakes.

Inspired by the popular site Post Secret, we created the “Bayneh w Baynik” section in Bekhsoos to allow people to speak their mind and open their hearts anonymously with postcards,

Readers' Corner


Bekhsoos esmik:

Her name is inspired.

I cannot divulge from where or by what, but it is a beautiful name. It is a name I always wanted to own.

Bekhsoos shaklik:

Her whole figure is appealing.

Trans Column

Call For Papers: Transgender Feminism

Can there be a multi-gendered feminism? MP journal seeks submissions that explore the many facets of transgendered feminism. How do transgendered people experience, embrace, reject, or practice feminism?

Featured Articles

International Day Against Homophobia: Between the Western Experience and the Reality of Gay Communities

The anti-homophobia discourse is being used for other oppressive ends too Haneen Maikey and Sami Shamali The 17th of May is the International… 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 »

Personal Stories

“حبر الأيام”: في منزل دكتور جورج

تستضيف “بخصوص” في هذا العدد الجزء الخامس من سلسلة “حبر الأيام” التي تروي قصة حقيقية بقلم بطلتها شخصيا، على أن تتابع تشر الأجزاء… more »


Call for Papers: Lesbian Subjectivity in the Arab World

The subject of lesbianism has rarely been addressed in the Arab world on the assumption that it is not a priority, or that… more »

Featured Articles

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 »