Lynn Darwich and Haneen Maikey Introduction Lately, the murmurs of Arab LGBT activists have been rising against a “trend” whose critical discourse delves… more »
Framing Visibility: Coming Out and the International LGBT Spectrum of Progress
In 2007, Meem was launched as a little lesbian support group in Lebanon. At the time, and after 4 years of trying to organize alongside a majority of gay men within the framework of LGBT public advocacy, we had understood that in order to create a strong and empowered movement, we were to create a safe space to ourselves as women first. We had also understood that for women to feel safe enough to explore, share, and experience their relationships with their sexuality, confidentiality and anonymity had to be key elements in our organizing.