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Sexual Revolution in the Middle East?

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Silence and secrecy will not free us. The lack of lgbtq discussions in the middle east is a huge problem, it's the reason everybody (EVERYBODY) is so uninformed about us and about our lives and about how similar we are to everybody else.

I am, however, aware about the danger that would put us in considering how the recent revolutions went. It might even leave things worse than before. More focus on us.

But I can't think of any other way for things to get better. I can't stop thinking how similar our situation is to America's before their sexual revolution.

What do you think? Do you support a sexual revolution in the Middle East or is it just a call for war?

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  • its not a call for war, its a call for massacre, in wars, there are 2 sides who are equal to each other's powers ( if one of them is stronger, it would invade the weaker one, without the need of a war) ... and we Homos, have no powers at all, middle east consist (mostly) of Muslims as you know. we will be killed in an instant and no one is going to support us in fear of prosecution !

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      I unfortunately have to agree with what you're saying.
      Smaller actions, though, we could start with small, relatively insignificant actions. We'll end up having some people on our side, thirty years from now we might be a decent number. I know I might be bending reality but I'm thinking as optimistically as possible.

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    • Yeah, I definitely agree with this. It takes time to make change.

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    But why should I revolt for my sexuality I am who I am and if someone doesn't like it, I could care less.
    I rather revolt for the poor, for peace, for better education..

    • Because it shouldn't be about you individually, that's privileged to think, it should be about the community. You have to think intersectionally with these types of issues.

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      Exactly, why should more kids grow up feeling alone and broken? Gay men and trans people get arrested every day, and nobody talks about that cause nobody knows about that. Plus the secrecy, I want nothing more than to talk to my mom about my girl crushes, but guess what that won't happen

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      @Halahabibi, who the hell said its about me "individually" ?
      Do straight people revolt for the right of being straight ?! Why does the LGBT community always LOVE to be the victim and to victimize themselves ? We are who we are and if someone doesn't accept they should just go @&!* themselves. Do straight folks ask us to accept them ? No, they just be who they are so should we. Its as simple as that in case you had a hard time getting it.

      Maybe instead of revolting sexually, try to focus on better education, the kind of education that teaches kids (gay or not) to be themselves and boosts their self esteem in all aspects of life not just sexually, and teaches them to raise their future kids like that as well.

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    • That would probably work if we were already equal, but we're not. We're a minority, people do give a fuck if we're queer and out-loud about it especially in the middle east, and ignoring that is super privileged of you. Some people can't even access this website because their family, culture, society is consistently oppressing them. Maybe it's easy for you to just ignore it because maybe it affects you less than others. Comparing yourself as a queer person to straight people in society you know we're not equal so yeah straight people don't care what people think of them and it's not that they "don't revolt" it's because they don't need to? What should they argue about? Having rights? Queer people aren't victimizing we ARE victims, and you ignoring that is only doing worse for our community. By empowering our community and fighting for it we are empowering the future youth of our community to not take any oppression for being queer, to fight so that they don't care, to fight to normalize ourselves because we ARE normal. That's the point, that's why we need to do that. You seem to be the only person saying we shouldn't so yeah you "individually." literally.

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      halalhabibi SHOKRAN. There is a reason an LGBT Pride Parade is held every year and not a Straight Pride Parade, straight people already have everything. Its easy to say if people don't accept us they can go fuck themselves, but that won't happen, they'll fuck US, I'm not sure how you see it but I constantly hear people saying how a gay person's blood is halal, straight people will never get that simply for being straight.

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      @halalhabibi, I'm sorry to say this to you but we're a minority because of people like you who are too drown in their victimization and negativity. Why should I even care if someone accepts me as a gay person, that doesn't impress me at all. What impresses me though is being welcomed and accepted based on qualities in my personality which I did form unlike my sexuality which I didn't have anything to do with its existence.

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    • @halalhabibi @delusions , I see where both of you are coming from. I believe that the issue is that people can see LGBT+ only for their queerness, and not for their other qualities such as being a skilled chef, or artistic, or good at research work etc. Being gay is such a small part of who I am as a person, but some people don't see me as being a funny, creative guy...they judge me as deviant just because I am gay. I think a big part of why people (including me) feel the need for a sexual revolution is BECAUSE we don't want being gay, trans etc. to be the biggest part of who we are. Once people realize that being LGBT+ is normal, they can judge us for our other qualities instead. What are your thoughts?

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  • I totally support a sexual revolution in Egypt and the middle east, because it's not a matter of straight people and gay people,or LGBTQ community coming out in public. It's a matter of people incapable of expressing themselves openly. Sexual experiences and topics are forbidden to be spoken of. Not to mention, in general, sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender.
    Once these ideas vanish and people start taking call-for-actions against sexism and sexual assaults, then people can accept the whole existence of the LGBTQ community.
    This is just my opinion

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