One of the most important contributions of this special issue of GLQ is the forum for three queer Palestinian activists to speak about the complexity of their identities and politics. In this roundtable conversation, these activists make clear that while they do not speak for all Palestinian LGBTQs, and that they do not necessarily agree among themselves on strategies or details (the women's rights approach of Aswat is different from the queer activism of Al-Qaws), they do succeed in laying out the major challenges facing their work and the strategies they employ to address them. Most central among these challenges is the need to forge a queer agenda in the context of military occupation and state-governed racism.

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