June 2012 This is not a hotel room this is home for a week She asks me are you Turkish? Sitting in the… more »
When teta passed away in February, my father and I hadn’t spoken to each other for over two years. My relationship with him… more »
Dear Readers, As many of you have noticed and complained about, Bekhsoos has been on a break for a while now. We apologize for… more »
On June 15th, 2011, Foreign Policy featured David Kenner’s “Underground and in the Closet: The State of the gay Middle East.” Indeed, having had… more »
Inspired by the march to “Take Back the Night” for International Women’s Day in Beirut, Lebanon. Dedicated to my good friend Zee who’s… more »
In 2007, Meem was launched as a little lesbian support group in Lebanon. At the time, and after 4 years of trying to organize alongside a majority of gay men within the framework of LGBT public advocacy, we had understood that in order to create a strong and empowered movement, we were to create a safe space to ourselves as women first. We had also understood that for women to feel safe enough to explore, share, and experience their relationships with their sexuality, confidentiality and anonymity had to be key elements in our organizing.
Age 9-10, Home Lynn: Mom, c’est quoi la masturbation? Mom: C’est donner plaisir à soi-même. Lynn is very very confused and spends two more years… more »