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PALESTINIAN LESBIANS COME OUT
The group Aswat, which means “voices” in Arabic, is breaking the silence for Palestinian Arab lesbians. In March, it held its first public conference and released a groundbreaking book, despite bitter opposition by the Israel-based Islamic Movement. The conference, attended by 350 people, marked five years of the organization’s existence and coincides with the publication of a new book in Arabic about lesbian and gay identity. Home and Exile in Queer Experience is a collection of articles on topics ranging from the struggle for gays and lesbians in the Arab world and conflict regions to a well-known essay by American poet Adrienne Rich that argues that lesbianism is an extension of feminism. Says Rauda Morcos, a co-founder of Aswat: “We have to work in order for them to accept us. If we don’t have material in Arabic, how will people know about sexuality?” In the last year, Aswat has published five newsletters in Arabic dealing with gay and lesbian issues.
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