About OhMyHappiness

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OhMyHappiness is written by Raja Farah, just another regular out gay, atheist, activist, pacifist Arab living in Beirut.

Questions? omhinbeirut(at)gmail(dot)com

16 Responses “About OhMyHappiness” →
  1. Hi. Just discovered you. After reading the safe sex post I signed up immediately as a follower. I’m an older gay male. 64 years old. Came out at 50. It’s very important to me to learn as much as I can about what I missed for 50 years. Thanks for your insights.

  2. Most profound Raja – you’ve captured some very similar actions and thoughts that I have had in the past. I too have been involved in HIV work and prevention for the last 7 years. You’ve touched on something very poignant about the way we connect to ourselves, our lovers and our histories as gay men infected/affected by HIV. Thank you and kudos on the courage to speak your mind!

  3. i love your page, i just wish there is an arabic component to it! no, am i being silly?

    • I wish I was able to write Arabic fluently. Unfortunately, I can’t. But maybe in the future I can find Arabic speaking collaborators. 🙂 Thanks for reading though!


      • cookie monster

        July 28, 2012

        Hey! About finding Arab writers; try checking out my.kali.. Its an online publication 🙂
        Best of luck!

  4. i’m an openly-gay american studying international relations and modern middle eastern studies in the states. i’m looking into studying abroad in beirut for my arabic requirement, and i’m using your blog as a resource! love it!

    • Thanks Adrian! Beirut is a great city though probably not the ideal place to learn Arabic because everyone has at least a vague understanding of English and a huge number of people are bilingual and trilingual. But it’s still a great place to come to. 🙂

      Thanks for reading by the way. If you have any questions about queerdom in Beirut, don’t hesitate to ask!


  5. aguywithoutboxers

    March 24, 2013

    I just discovered your blog today. I don’t have the time to read as much as I’d like but I am impressed with what I’ve seen so far. I’m following your site now and know that I’ll visit again, often. Nice work, my blogging brother! Keep on writing! 😉

    • Thanks Roger! I appreciate it. I just stopped by your blog as well. It’s funny to read about a nudist living in DC, with all that cold. Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it.

  6. Beautifully written pieces.. this blog will become a daily for me! Keep up the inspirational work

  7. Great writing, will be delightful to follow you.

  8. نظارة شمس و كمان تسجيل فيديو.ما فيش احسن من كدة.
    توجد موديلات مختلفة

  9. Got here via the ‘Every Article on Beirut’ post and have to say I love this blog. Very sensitively written stuff, by turns moving and hilarious.

  10. Hi there. Im a gay American male from SoCal. I just stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago. I’m glad I did because I find it interesting, captivating, honest and funny. I really appreciate what you write and want to tell you I think you are a brave soul.
    I plan on following your blog from now on. THANK you!!


  11. ralph

    May 29, 2015

    Gino’s article has been very appropriately put back in context, with just the right dose of humor. And I read a couple of older posts, will definitely subscribe 🙂


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