Arab literature tackling queer topics and representations of sexualities has been on the rise. This webinar will bring together authors to reflect on their works and share their experience with belonging, and how their seminal work is advancing the discourse on LGBTQ+ rights within nationalistic political discourses in the societies in which they reside. The discussion will also investigate how the authors attempt to reconcile queerness and Arabness in their writings and explore the ways in which Arab LGBTQ+ individuals with multiple identities develop a sense of belonging whether at home or in the diaspora.
Zaina Arafat, LGBTQ Arab/Muslim-American writer and author of "You Exist Too Much"
Madian Al Jazerah, Architect, Entrepreneur, and Human Rights Activist
Saleem Haddad, Filmmaker and author of "Guapa"
Moderated by Samar Habib, Writer, Researcher, and Scholar on Gender and Sexuality in the Arab World