Jun
22
2022

This Arab Is QueerThe most frequent narrative of queer people in the Middle East is one of being persecuted by government and religion. Being ostracised by society and rejected by families. There is truth to these stories, but there are also other stories to be told.

Elias Jahshan was determined to give Arabs the space to tell their stories on their terms. He has collected eighteen stories of queer Arabs in his book, This Arab is Queer. From living incognito in Saudi Arabia, waving the rainbow flag in Cairo or making a new start as an Arab immigrant in a new country, each rich and varied story of queer experiences and identities is from the heart.