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Episode 20: Queer Arabs of Halifax!


On this episode, The Queer Arabs talk to two members (Liane and Tamim) of Queer Arabs of Halifax!  It was so much fun talking to our Arab-Canadian friends; we had a blast.  Queer Arabs of Halifax is a group that was started by Liane, and this group has become a family for queer Arabs in Halifax.  They have fun (dance parties – can it get better than that?) and they also address important issues, such as pinkwashing.

Some additional info related to that topic is here:
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/08/against-pinkwashing-israel-201489104543430313.html

Tamim mentioned Queers Against Apartheid in the episode, and you can find out more about that here:
https://queersagainstapartheid.org/

Liane and Tamim discussed what happened at the Halifax Pride AGM in 2016, and you can read more about that here:
https://www.thecoast.ca/RealityBites/archives/2016/10/06/pinkwashing-motion-voted-down-at-halifax-pride-agm

The Coup at the Pride Meeting

It’s been incredible to connect with this group, and we foresee dance parties happening together someday.  We feel so fortunate to have this friendship!

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extra episode coming up

Hi all, we’re publishing our usual Friday episode this week, but we also have another episode we will be publishing (sometime on Saturday, May 26).  We’ll be recording an episode Saturday morning with one of the several individuals who has come forward to us about Rabi’a.  Before then, we still have a bit more information to gather (and we need to get permission from each individual for us to share what they tell us).  Basically, we are questioning Rabi’a’s credibility, and for right now, please take her episode with a grain of salt.  As of now, we have nothing concrete to share; however, by Saturday, we expect to 1) know more and 2) have a guest who is willing to go public about what’s been happening and why Rabi’a is being questioned right now.  Stay tuned – thanks for your patience.  We’re just as overwhelmed, confused, and taken aback by all of this as everyone else who’s been affected by this; we are going to do our very best to use our platform in the right way (and in a very informed, not rash way).

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