Browsing All posts tagged under »homophobia«

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 […]

Post-Coital Conversations

January 8, 2013

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When you sleep with me, you don’t just get a regular fuck. I toss in a mind fuck for free. Me: You OK? Him: I’m fine. M: No you’re not. Why the sudden change of mood? H: I feel slutty. M: Why do you feel slutty? H: When you couldn’t find the condoms, I thought […]

Lessons in Homophobia: A letter to all my straight friends

July 4, 2012

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I wrote the letter below exactly 3 years ago at a time when I felt I was overwhelmed by the homophobia that was surrounding me. I sent it to anybody who I felt was important to me. The feedback I got for it was very positive. In many ways, this letter to my close friends […]

AUB Faculty Statement on Hate Speech and Bigotry

May 30, 2012

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The response to the homophobic article published in Outlook (as well as the ridiculous response to it by the Editorial Board) continues to grow, and many good things have come as a result of it. This may just be the most important though: Over 60 AUB faculty and staff members have come together to release […]

A Discussion with AUB’s Dean of Students re: Bigotry and Homophobia

May 20, 2012

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As some of you know, a few individual activists and I met with Dr Talal Nezameddine, Dean of Student Affairs in AUB, last week to discuss the bigoted article written by Mohamad Sibai and published in Outlook, and the response to it by Lojine Kamel, the editor in chief, and the board. More importantly, we […]

Summary of my discussion with The Outlook Board

May 11, 2012

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I met with Lojine and Ian (who contacted me as the Board) from The Outlook today to discuss the horrific article written by Sibai in last week’s issue of the publication. Below is a summary that I tweeted immediately after the meeting. I will be writing a post about it at some point this weekend. […]

Why Outlook’s Sibai Article is Offensive

May 8, 2012

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I have taken Mohamad Sibai’s article as it is, and changed the words related to homosexuality to words related to Christianity, in an effort to make people understand why his article is bigotry, and not just self-expression. Of course, it works if you replace with with Islam as well. I wonder if Outlook would publish […]