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Episode 122 [in English]: Creative Conversations: Queer transnational activism in the Middle East

Hosted by National Queer Theater & Dixon Place, and moderated by Sivan Battat, a panel with activists from across the Middle East and North Africa region discussed Transgender and Transnational Activism.

What does queer and transgender activism look like in this region? In conversation around Amahl Khouri’s documentary play She He Me, following the true stories of three Arab characters who challenge gender norms, the panel explored queer experience in the region, activism on the ground, and how the Middle Eastern and North African Diaspora can support this work.

The panel features Amahl Khouri, Hashem Hashem, and Pooya Mohseni.  Please visit Dixon Place’s website to read more about the panelists! 


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Episode 121 [in English]: Creative Conversations: The Syrian Civil War and LGBTQ Communities

On June 13, 2020, Dixon Place & National Queer Theater presented, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and NYC Pride:
Creative Conversations: The Syrian Civil War and LGBTQ Communities

The panel featured Omer Abbas Salem, Bitta Mostofi, Danny Ramadan, and Noor Hamdi.

This panel, moderated by Festival Dramaturg Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, explored the experiences of LGBTQ people and trends in LGBTQ rights in Syria, before and during the country’s unrest. Featuring playwright Omar Abbas Salem and actor Noor Hamdi, as well as activists from Syria and the MENA region, some of the themes discussed included queer and trans migration as well as the politics of queer Arab identity and representation in the diaspora. Listen to learn more about the state of legislation, as well as the many local organizations exerting advocacy and capacity building efforts to better the lives of queer people locally.

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