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Have you ever looked at the Arab Facebook comments at any LGBT+ post?
well, if you haven't here's the summary: hate, ignorance, unawareness and shock that "this kind of people" exists among them!
so I had this idea in my head for months now but i couldn't make it, an ALL Arabic LGBT+ YouTube Channel that aims to spread awareness among normal street people about us, educate people about sexual identities and gender, guide young confused LGBT+ members, make the Arabic world know that WE EXIST. and all of that in short ,funny or sarcastic Arabic videos using simple language and explaining some of the heavy scientific terms for non-LGBT+ members like "الجندرية" and stuff like that.
Unfortunately, I'm not the right person to make the channel as I don;t have any experience in making videos and I don't live alone so I can't log on in daily basis. So I thought i would tell you the idea and see if any of you would be interested in such project and maybe have any thoughts about it?
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  • I LOVE this idea! I also don't have the skills for this, but i hope it takes off! Good luck!

    • Also def good idea to disable comments... lol

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    • 17-24_m_w_h2_f1
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      well, why?
      publicity is publicity
      LGBT+ social media related things are getting a little bit exclusive for LGBT+ members only.
      It doesn't matter if people are gonna throw hate at us as long as it will spread the word to a larger audience.
      we need to go out there and face the reality in order to change it. Besides, comments give the opportunity for a discussion to happen among people which is something we need.

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    • That makes sense. I was just thinking as a way to shield us from hate speech, but you're right if enough people responded they could balance out the comments.

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  • i like this, i would definitely subscribe to your channel once you publish its link

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  • This is a great idea! I would definitely be interested in seeing this happen, I feel like it would be a lot to fall on one person, there's a lot to cover, I'm personally not educated enough. Anyone have any sources to learn more about the politics regarding LGBTQ+ folk in the MENA area?

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  • 17-24_f_f_h1_f1
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    nice idea
    u should think of a way to stay anonymous for those who want to be it cant be safe for every to appear in video talk about homosexuality

    • 17-24_m_w_h2_f1
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      I've actually thought about this before and I found two ways:
      1- we make videos without showing our faces, Like the video will show the person's upper body and neck but not his face.
      2- We make animated videos but that would be even harder

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  • 17-24_f_w_h1_f1
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    This is the best idea I've ever heard in the past seventeen years of my small life. Because yes I've seen these comments and I've heard people say them and while I'd love to get into discussions I can't do much really.
    If nobody does anything about this, I'm gonna make it my baby project once I have the skills

    • 17-24_f_b_h1_f2
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      do it! i feel i would join such a project but someone has to start it first. it is easier to join than to start. but someone has to take that brave step first..

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    • 17-24_f_w_h1_f1
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      I really desperately want to do it! The thing is I want it to be quality production and since it's going to be anonymous the thought that comes to my head is animation, I know nothing about animation honestly and while I'm willing to learn I feel like that will take a long time, so until then I guess?

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  • 17-24_m_w_h2_f1
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    Guys, first of all, Everyone's identities will remain anonymous, this is important to me as it is to you
    Secondly, I know you think it's a hard thing to do but it doesn't have to be
    We don't have to use expensive cameras and sound system, we can just use our mobile phones or laptop camera with a simple headphone. all we need is to prepare the topic or script, do some research,anyone of us can shoot the video, we will discuss it and post it. It doesn't even have to be the same person every time, Anyone can be in it! and it doesn't matter your sexual orientation, Straight, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender..etc. We will come up with ideas and research around them and then share it with everyone. And I'm suggesting that the first video would be an introduction about why are we doing the channel and a quick view of what we would be discussing.
    What do you think?

    • I think this is a great idea honestly. If anything maybe we can post a topic a week and we can start something on queer middle eastern folx' perspectives on issues, and we can all respond! Or whoever is comfortable making a video and stuff? I think it could be fun, moving, exciting. Getting our voices heard would be amazing.

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  • Sounds crazy but exciting though!

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  • I'm so glad I found this thread! I have been thinking about creating a YouTube channel supporting LGBT+ arabs and I would ideally like to make creative, artistic content featuring positive experiences with main characters that are arab and LGBT+. I don't think I would want it to be anonymous for me per se...I might face a lot of hate from my family but legally I can create this type of content safely. I would mainly be worried about actually creating videos in arabic...english is my first language and sometimes it is hard for me if I can't think of a word on the spot. I have a lot of ideas I've been keeping in a journal, but the language I want to use in arabic is really something I'm worried about. I want to be authentic and I want to use words in Arabic that I'm not really familiar with yet (the only words I know really in arabic are hateful, or المثليين). Any input from you all would be very helpful!!

    • Also, I want to make sure that anybody who contributes can feel safe in doing so. Posts on this thread might be more helpful for others to see, but if you would like, you can always inbox me.

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    • 17-24_m_w_h2_f1
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      First of all, I'm glad you liked the idea because we definitely need more online Arabic content considering LGBT+
      Secondly, you should first check the online channels that already exist and I mentioned the ones I found in this post under resources: https://ahwaa.org/topics/2083
      if you think you can do something new or tackle the subject in a different way, show a different perspective or just talk about your experience then I think you should do it! I don't know how can I help, what exactly you have in mind or what can you do but tell me how I can help and I'll be more than glad to.

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    • Thank you for linking me to your other post! I definitely would like to do something with a mix of English and Arabic, more for entertainment but with a larger goal of being LGBT+ positive

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  • 12-16_m_w_h2_f1
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    I like the idea; but the issue is that I'm not pretty sure that this will work out as we might think it should ! Simply because people out are likely to understand only from their level of perception.

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