So, lately I've been reading loads of lgbtq literature, especially concerning MENA. I have come across many who think that coming out is a privilege (which I agree with but not in the same context), that it's been influenced by the west's binary roles: heterosexual or homosexual.
Many argue that the binary role is alien to this region and is mainly a new phenomenon influenced by the west, that they were mainly practices not identities.
and lgbtq people should realize that coming out, sexual identities and such are being imposed on Arabs.
Even if it's true, should that prevent activists and people who identify as such to "come out" and demand equality? How to reconcile your identity and culture? What do you think?
P.S. I have been recommended to read Joseph Massad's "Desiring Arabs" which explores this topic more in-depth, so has any one read it and what's your views regarding this subject?