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Episode 24 in English: Helem’s Joseph Aoun!

The word helem means dream in Arabic.  In this episode, we had a very informative and meaningful conversation with Joseph Aoun, who is the coordinator of the Helem Community Center in Beirut.  Helem is a Lebanese non-profit working on improving the legal & social status of LGBT folks. Helem is the first LGBT advocacy group in the Arab world.  We thank Joseph for talking to us and for the important work he has been doing!

Follow Helem on social media for updates on the org!

Here’s the hotline Joseph mentioned: +96171916146

To donate: https://rustinfund.org/2018/04/14/helem-afe/

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Episode 23: Let’s Talk About Unconditional Acceptance

On this episode, we talk with our wonderful friend Sadie.  Sadie talks about the dynamics of being queer, Muslim, and black, and the compartmentalization that society tends to impose on a person who has multiple parts of their identity that are marginalized.  It is always vital to ask oneself: What is unconditional acceptance?  Full acceptance of a person’s identity means just that: accepting a person fully.  We loved our conversation with Sadie.  Our one regret is the sound quality (we had some acoustics problems while being “on the road”/mobile as a podcast crew).  However, we think you all will love this episode; also, Sadie’s brand new puppy made a wonderful co-host! Enjoy the episode, and thank you for listening!

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