Browsing All posts tagged under »Activism«

Back In The Closet

October 7, 2014


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 […]

Our Evolution

March 20, 2013


“Let’s plot sexy revolution, plan perverse adventures and talk about pornographic ideas.” Acid. It was the meeting place of every single outcast in Beirut. Men, women, and everything in between could go there, for one night, and have the time of their lives. Or they could end up in jail. And even when they did, […]

The Problem with Helem

October 5, 2012


In the late 1990s, I got a call from a guy I had met online as part of the GayLebanon Yahoo group. He told me they were starting something, and we were to meet at the house of M. When I showed up at M’s place, it was FULL. We were easily 50 or 60 […]

Leila and BDS

September 5, 2012


My role model and hero in life is Martin Luther King, Jr. His views on civil disobedience, on boycotts, and on the civil rights movement are commendable and I only wish I could live like he did. I try. I really do. Of course, when I started hearing about BDS, I was excited to see […]