Hey guys, so I am a gay Egyptian male and I was born in Canada. I am not "out" to my family and I know that they would not be accepting of me, my brother has already stopped talking to me a few years ago when I told him. I would love to be able to talk to other people living in the diaspora and talk about our experiences.
Where I live, people like us don't have much of a community, so "coming out" is that much harder when you feel so isolated. I have been working over the past year to chat with as many gay arabs living in the diaspora, and together we have been creating a collective knowledge and identity based on lived experience.
This has been an important project for me because I know how alone I felt when I first realized I am gay, and even though its been a few years, I can still feel very alone in my experiences.
You can see more about me and this community idea on the Jer's Vision Youth Community Initiative website: http://www.jersvision.org/en/blog/12-10-2012/andrew-gayed-needs-your-help
If you would like to talk or know more about me, I am an open book so please feel free to message/email/reply with any questions you may have. I was thrilled when I found this website and would love to stop feeling so alone and feel like I am a part of a larger community.
Thanks guys, please message me with ANY questions you have for me, I genuinely would love to hear from you!