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Art, LGBTQ+, and the Middle East: How to talk about the oppressed without talking about The Oppressed
Prominent western media sources only recognize the identity of being both Arab and queer, by combining them into a hyphenated subject (the queer-muslim-arab, or the gay-arab) and defining them as “the oppressed.” As a result, ‘queer-Arab’ seems eternally synonymous with ‘victim.’ Recent Western med