Browsing All posts tagged under »lebanon«

Straight-acting

July 26, 2012

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This is an actual conversation I’ve had with a man on Grindr. I seem to spend most of my time on there trying to talk sense into horny boys. Maybe I’m wasting my time? *** Profile: “I’m straight-acting. UB2. Absolutely no fems and no bottoms.” Him: Hi Me: Hello! H: Top or bottom M: You’ve […]

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 […]

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. […]

Something wonderful

May 5, 2012

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Just when you think this country has gotten to the lowest possible point, and the leading university publishes a piece full of bigotry, hate, and lies, the people of this country turn right around and do something wonderful. The response from people of all walks of life has been overwhelmingly beautiful, and after yesterday, the […]

War and Happiness

April 17, 2012

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I have a hard time writing about the war. Case in point: this post, that I was planning to have ready by April 13. 4 days later, I’m still rewriting it. But I’m not the only one. No one ever talks or writes about the war. Or rather, no one talks or writes about the […]

Debates on the participation of women and being ‘out’ (A Lebanese LGBT History Post)

April 5, 2012

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When Clubfree was first created in the late 1990s, it was a secret group. In order to join, you needed to know at least one other member, and the initial meeting was always done in a public space. There was endless talk about how public the group should be, and whether or not the group […]