Middle Eastern Magazine Celebrates LGBT Arab Voices: “We Give You the Voice of Your Silence”

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First LGBTQ Jordanian Magazine Features the Secret Lives of Arab Lesbians in the Middle East

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4 Films about LGBT Muslims Everyone Needs to Watch

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Here’s a very short list of films featuring the experiences of award-winning LGBT Muslims around the world with links to purchase or watch them online. Leave your reactions, reviews, and recommendations for more in the comments section.

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Call for Submissions From Muslim-Identified LGBTQ People of Color

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“But when do we ever hear from queer Muslims themselves, about their everyday lives, about their hardships and triumphs, their families and lovers–or, simply, what keeps them centered, devout, inspired?” Do you identify as a Muslim, queer/trans woman of color? Submit your story!

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ORAM: Providing LGBT-Friendly Support for Refugees from Africa and the Middle East

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The majority of LGBT refugees flee to the West from Middle Eastern or African countries. But even in their new homes, they encounter rejection and extreme hardship. The Organization for Refuge Asylum and Migration (ORAM), is working to change all that.

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Philly Trans-Health Conference Addresses Health and Wellness for Trans People of Color

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Join 2000 people for the 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference — the largest trans-specific health conference in the world — from May 31st to June 2nd, 2012.

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The Lost Bois: Transforming Queer Hip Hop through Black Feminism

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Trick Question: What do you get when you mix gender, queerness, hip hop, and black feminism? A.O, B. Steady, and a revolution that makes you want to sing, skip, and shimmy.

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Hate and Homophobia in Manizales, Colombia

This is from earlier this year…  something that I find utterly sad, evidence of why some of us deal with …

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In Honor of National Coming Out Day

Today you will see me celebrating in the freshman dining hall, passing out rainbow-colored cake as one of the LGBT …

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On Queerness, Culture, and Concessions

Last Wednesday I went to a series of short films as part of The Bisexual Resource Center, Truth Serum Productions’ Cinemental and madFEMMEpride‘s 9th “Celebrate …

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To My Family, Queerness is an Immigrant Thing

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I talked to a friend about the last post, and she posed that very simple question. To begin with: Having …

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