5 Ways Egypt Queerizes The Arab World

5 Ways Egypt Queerizes The Arab World

There are currently 22 Arab nations in the Arab League including Somalia, the country of my birth. They have many things in common, including a huge appetite for Egyptian arts culture. Oum Kalthoum left us with eternal melodies in her...
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5 Muslim Allies in the West

5 Muslim Allies in the West

A gay Egyptian friend of mine once said to me that “being queer and Muslim when you think of an ally, you basically think of someone who doesn’t try to kill you in the name of Islam for your sexuality.”...
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5 Queer Couples in Islamic History

5 Queer Couples in Islamic History

The phrase “the love that dare not speak its name,” borrowed from a line in a poem by Lord Alfred Douglas, had been interpreted as a euphemism for homosexuality ever since it was mentioned in Oscar Wilde’s trial in which...
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5 Queer Magazines in the Islamic World

5 Queer Magazines in the Islamic World

If you are queer and Muslim, you probably know about some of these publications. Some have been around for over 20 years, others are so new you can only get them via phone orders. But what do they all have...
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5 Queer Muslims in History

5 Queer Muslims in History

Ask anyone in mainstream society, and they will gladly tell you: Islam is a homophobic faith. However, a quick walk down in memory lane tells us differently. What if someone told you that Prophet Muhammad had gays living in his...
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5 Muslim Nations Where Gay is Legal

5 Muslim Nations Where Gay is Legal

These are five Muslim countries where being gay is not a crime. What do they have in common? None of them were colonized by the British Empire. Many countries in the Global South, whether Muslim or otherwise, are generally using...
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