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Etel Adnan and her partner Simone Fattal are two Arab lesbian artists who have been together for more than four decades. Etel is a poet and painter and Fattal is a sculptor and publisher who have built their lives together around art. 


Here’s a little excerpt of how this inspiring couple met from Negar Azimi’s article about Etel’s career and life: 

“Beirut in the 1970s was important to Adnan for another reason: It was where she met Simone Fattal. Seventeen years her junior, uncommonly tall and marked by glamorous Sophia Loren cheekbones, Fattal, a painter and sculptor with a rebellious streak who had recently moved back to Beirut from Paris, called Adnan one day to compliment her on one of her editorials. This particular piece meditated upon the tale of a soldier who had escaped certain death by scribbling enigmatic messages in the sand before his captors. The two went out to dinner soon after and, said Fattal recently, “We’ve been having dinner ever since.””

Hey guess what

Girls are awesome!

Boys are awesome!

Gay people are awesome!

Straight people are awesome!

Bi people are awesome!

Asexual people are awesome!

White people are awesome!

Black people are awesome!

Asian people are awesome!

Arab people are awesome!

Latino people are awesome!

Native American people are awesome!

Cis people are awesome!

Trans people are awesome!

Christians are awesome!

Atheists are awesome!

Jewish people are awesome!

Muslims are awesome!

EVERYONE IS AWESOME AND EVERYONE DESERVES LOVE!

LGBTQI Muslims on Tumblr

I made this post because of [this] lovely anon. I had a lot of fun talking to you all and thank you to everyone who replied to my msgs and thank you for agreeing to be on this list! I hope you know how amazing and helpful that is for LGBTQAI Muslims who think they are alone. Special thanks to leighcuen & allahmademequeer for sharing the Queer Muslims Masterpost with me xx

LGBTQI Muslims:

  1. afghanalgorithm
  2. forever-untill-theend
  3. middleeasternlesbian
  4. swagyoulater
  5. biculturalist  
  6. malumelon
  7. 40secondstovenus  
  8. reasonsaresimple
  9. a-view-so-cruel
  10. gayjasmine
  11.  darkmixedpale
  12. i-dare-to-dream
  13. 2am-hurricanes
  14. yasmine69soliman
  15. myheartisstrongerthanever
  16. @spaceprism
  17. croissanted
  18. allahmademequeer
  19. academiqueer (recently converted to Islam)
  20. theunbreakablexvx
  21. princessmiakitten
  22. life-is-my-playstation
  23. immortal-euphoria
  24. polysymorous 
  25. zahhaked
  26. postrhythmicarabesque
  27. @shiroshakar
  28. erythrophyll 
  29. hippiehijabi
  30. mohammad-hegazy
  31. tagyo
  32. ishtar-siduri
  33. xrgxsmic
  34. priorincantatems
  35. r-radishspirit
  36. oshondavalwa
  37. yourunlikelyhero
  38. photoloverex
  39. howgayami
  40. @thisfitna
  41. aesorybur
  42. qalbee
  43. chirikli
  44. schakira
  45. allhalethespark
  46. kickingsigns
  47. themindislimitless
  48. whatamievensaying
  49. bows-n-beanies
  50. saddned
  51. xochilpilli
  52. whimslcott
  53. takemetoheaven77
  54. courtney-lamonte
  55. maskrosprins (Transgender)
  56. oualidali
  57. jank-homme
  58. tradeyouforchaai
  59. queerhijabi
  60. arosemorose (converted to Islam)
  61. hordanian
  62. thatalainlesbo
  63. angelslustdevils
  64. vanillasweets
  65. for-cryingg-out-loud
  66. elleandsaphina (blog run by an adorable couple. One is Muslim)
  67. haramdaddy
  68. twelvewhispersandbooks
  69. samwinchestrash
  70. unconventionalmuslim
  71. not-your-average-lesbian
  72. voguedemigod
  73. angrymeninist
  74. pierre-anthon 
  75. dragonsandmisandry
  76. frostd-snow
  77. eats-basics-for-breakfast
  78. @racistpikachu
  79. @novennber
  80. negelirelden
  81. if4rted
  82. croatsandbosniansandserbsohmy
  83. flowerofstone
  84. dis-clarity 
  85. justimagine-4 
  86. @tapeddreams
  87. @h-o-t-and-bothered (trans revert)
  88. @muslimlesbians
  89. @absentzindagi
  90. rosestem
  91. deadconscious
  92. @emmaizwaf
  93. @whxt-a-life
  94. @queerlysad
  95. couragemurieleustace
  96. thegamesthatplayedus
  97. whowantsbongripsandcoffee
  98. @livelifesimple9188
  99. @redsurvivor
  100. @queerlypalestinian
  101. @glxxmyplvme
  102. ausernameisuseless
  103. @psychicghostninja
  104. @otsuchigumo
  105. @rainbowsonmyway
  106. @chatta77
  107. @blushingvoid
  108. @deitygaze
  109. @5ullen
  110. @ssarahteaandbooks
  111. @minamina0013
  112. @downworllders
  113. @myeongwol
  114. @ciyaalsuuqad
  115. http://rainbowredo.tumblr.com/
  116. @rteou666
  117. http://lunaetstellas.tumblr.com/
  118. @minalesca
  119. @raz-the-dreamer
  120. @splashofcolorinaseaofgray
  121. @imitationknife
  122. http://aliveria.tumblr.com/
  123. @danny–phandom
  124. @amalkeyf
  125. http://firdo0s.tumblr.com/
  126. https://maloneyofnepa.tumblr.com/
  127. @mangostans
  128. @petite–girl
  129. @pakistans
  130. wolfwithpostivevibes
  131. @iimr-spockii
  132. @amalkeyf
  133. @desert-lesbian
  134. @iamzahraa-inari
  135. @hijabikathy
  136. @tinyfigner
  137. @batgrrrl
  138. @rnanon
  139. lukegaroways
  140. @really-bruh
  141. @drami
  142. tobearaconteur
  143. @pakgaystani
  144. @lamarea
  145. @firetomypride
  146. @enrevant-desailes
  147. @deathhcattforcutie
  148. @dsm-v
  149. @toabetterlife
  150. @jurassicbird
  151. @punkiepandaxoxo
  152. @ace-deuce-bi

and of course there’s me, arabiandyke. if you are an LGBTQIA Muslim/ah and would like to be added to this list please msg me xx

Blogs for LGBTQI Muslims:

  1. queerabs (Run by two Muslim Lesbians)
  2. trans-muslims
  3. youknow-youreaqueermuslim-when
  4. queermuslims
  5. @tawseet-al-sharq (Supports & promotes LGBTQI/Arab Artist, send your art to him!)
  6. arablgbtq (Support all arab lgbts from all faiths)
  7. saudilgbt 
  8. queersoflevant 
  9. @lgbtqafghans

Posts you can refer to:

Queer Muslim Masterpost

NOTE: This post was created on April 24, 2015. Last update was in March 19, 2017

I smiled so loud and wide when this man raised his pride flag at Mashrou Leila’s concert this past weekend in Lebanon. (August 5th 2016) 

This is the first time I see a pride flag in my country at a public event and the best part was hearing my cheer getting drowned by the sound of the whole stadium cheering. The whole stadium.

Full of queer middle eastern kids.

Beautiful

(I dont know who the photographer is)

Blog for all the Classy Lesbians


Every morning I’d wake up early even if the night before I was staying up late. I couldn’t wait to start the new day because I knew it was going to be extraordinary. It always was with Her. 

- Lilith Rain. Imagine me as a cloud

Appreciation post for wlwoc

wlwoc who almost never get recognized. Middle eastern wlw, North African wlw, Arab wlw, Jewish wlw, Saudi Arabian, Jordanian, lebanese, palestinian, Egyptian, kuwaiti, Sudani, Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian, turkish, kurdistani, and every other middle eastern-north African country that I haven’t mentioned (and all the countries that aren’t middle eastern or North African but are full of wlwoc who never get recognition). ya’ll are amazing and don’t deserve the homophobia/transphobia you’re given. sincerely Yours, An Arab wlw who wishes there was more representation of us

anonymous asked:

do u know any lgbt arab movies u can recommend ?

This list is of queer middle eastern films that include queer arab films

Circumstance (2011) - film explores love and sexual rebellion between two women under the watchful eye of the government and through family dynamics in modern day Iran.

Caramel (2007) - “a beauty salon in Beirut is a safe haven for five women in this Lebanese romantic comedy. Follows the love lives of five Lebanese women, one of them is the stylist Rima who does not know how to handle her attraction to a female client.

Mondial 2010 (2014) - “is a film on love and place. A Lebanese gay couple decides to take a road trip to Ramallah. The film is recorded with their camera as they chronicle their journey. The viewers are invited through the couple’s conversations into the universe of a fading city.” In reality Lebanese cannot drive to Ramallah as they are forbidden into Israel and this plays with the significance of a same-sex relationship in the Middle East and what it means to be a queer Middle Eastern.

Lola and Billy the Kid (1999) - “Murat, the youngest son of a conservative Turkish family, is struggling with his sexuality as well as with the demands of his patriarchal older brother. When Murat meets with Lola – his estranged brother who now is a drag queen – and her macho Turkish lover, Billy the Kid, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous new world. 

Oriented (2015) - feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv.

Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) - “I will tell you my life story so that no idiot will write my biography the way it suits them,” says legendary gay Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess in this documentary about his life. 

A Jihad For Love (2007) - feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality. This movie focuses on Islam in multiple regions of the world rather than just the Middle East.

Mixed Kebab (2012) - centers around a TurkisH character and talks about the struggles of being a gay poc in a conservative Muslim household in a western country and having to defy middle eastern expectations of you. Best of all, the ending is a happy one!

I Say Dust (2015) - “Two Arab-American women in New York City fall in love, argue home and identity, engage in a chess battle, and express themselves through the power of the spoken word. 'I Say Dust’ explores poetry in cinema through the story of Hal, a poet belonging to the Palestinian diaspora in NYC, who meets Moun, a free-spirited chess boards sales girl. Their brief love affair challenges their understanding of what makes home.”

Note: There are more LGBT films produced and directed by Israelis but I don’t recommend them. They pinkwash Israel’s violent acts towards Palestinians by diverting your attention and targeting the queer audience, in specific, to claims that Israel supports LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) rights. 

The films usually depict a Palestinian struggling with their sexuality and their community’s rejection of their identity and a “free” Israeli that fall in love and Tel Aviv is the safe haven for their love. Basically using representation that Arabs are savage and Israelis are here to free us. 

Truth is there is no rainbow bedazzled hole in the Israeli West Bank Wall that allows you a free access to ‘freedom’ if your ass is queer. When they bomb Gaza they are bombing Palestinian including queers one. Besides the fact that they are killing us, this just shows their LGBTQ rights  (all their human rights) are just a show to divert your attention and this is effectively done through media including movies. This is why I do not recommend Israeli queer films depicting the Middle East.

This sign was placed on the edge of the main stage at Outside the Frame: Queers for Palestine Film Festival in San Francisco