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I’m Not Trans Enough

The first trans person I came out to told me he would rather refer to me as a woman. I guess I was… more »


A Day to Remember

November 20th, many of you might say it is just a regular day. Many may ask what’s so special about it. In 1998,… more »

Trans Column

What’s The Cure For Transsexuality?

We still hear a lot these days that transsexuality is a disease, that it’s a mental illness that can be fixed through intense… 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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In 5 Steps: From F to M

The following are transition steps from Female to Male (FTM) the way I see it, based on my own experiences and point of view.

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Divine Offense: Chaza Charafeddine’s “Divine Comedy” And Why

On April 7th we attended an artist talk by Lebanese artist, Chaza Charafeddine, as part of a symposium on sexuality hosted by the… more »

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Sex Workers Need Your Help To Prevent Violence

This past Friday was December 17, the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers. Events including vigils and readings were held around the world in remembrance of sex workers who were killed because of their work.

The Revolving Door

When Life Imitates TV

The other night, I was watching an episode of a TV show called “Cold Case”, one of the mani detective style series. The subject of the episode was a teenage girl called Samantha. The events related to her took place in 1963. Samantha had a problem: She “looked and dressed like boys.”