The Fattouche Complex

October 24, 2014

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Stop it with your shock and awe. Let’s wake the fuck up. We all feel as entitled as Fattouche does. True, he’s a fucking asshole for actually hitting a woman, but his behavior is far from exceptional. We are all guilty of the things he is guilty of. First and foremost, this is about violence […]

Back In The Closet

October 7, 2014

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I came out to almost everyone I know between the ages of 18 and 21. I don’t remember that time as being especially difficult or particularly freeing, though I am fully aware that it was a defining period for me. After the initial phase of coming out, I adapted a new rule to simplify my […]

Being Gay in America

February 10, 2014

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On an October evening in a small town, Matthew was in a bar, when he met two men, Aaron and Russell, who pretended they were gay. Matthew, who was gay himself, asked them for a ride back home. They accepted, but instead, they drove him to a remote, rural area, and proceeded to rob him, […]

Tomorrow

December 31, 2013

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Nobody should ever get used to assassinations, to car bombs, to random killings. 4 days ago, 8 people were blown to pieces in Downtown Beirut. It usually takes people in Lebanon 3 days to recover from these things. Day 1 is sadness. Day 2 is anger. Day 3 is clubbing. It’s how we survive. This […]

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Every Single Article Ever Written About Being Gay in Beirut in One Convenient Article

November 5, 2013

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It’s a dark night in Beirut, the San Francisco of the Middle East. This darkness is powerful. It represents Beirut’s past, its present, and its bleak future. But tonight, it also represents the state of gay people in this Middle Eastern city by the sea. Hassan, whose name I have changed to protect his privacy […]

Pasta

September 30, 2013

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Hey, have you heard? Apparently the president of Barilla Pasta has said that gay people should eat someone else’s pasta because you see he likes traditional families and the gays aren’t too traditional with their same sex loving and marriage and such. And so the gays of the world are up in arms calling for […]

Pasta

September 30, 2013

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Hey, have you heard? Apparently the president of Barilla Pasta has said that gay people should eat someone else’s pasta because you see he likes traditional families and the gays aren’t too traditional with their same sex loving and marriage and such. And so the gays of the world are up in arms calling for […]

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