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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 63–88.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Serkan Gorkemli This article focuses on the Internet as a “digital closet” in the context of Turkish lesbian and gay activism in the 1990s and early 2000s. In its analysis of media and sexual discourse, the article first discusses traditional media, such as the printing press and television. While...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 244–264.
Published: 01 July 2017
... itself in distinct bodily forms informed by symbolic masculine value. Thus they differentiate their gay male bodies from allegedly feminine bodily practices. For instance, Alihan states, “I have never seen gayness as a feminine thing, or something which is close to transvestism. But I know some other...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 242–245.
Published: 01 July 2018
... conversed. While our chat that day was supposed to be focused on my schooling documentary, it mostly turned into a conversation about his life as a gay rights defender. Mahmoud eventually became my right hand in that film production and a good friend. He has since received refugee status in Germany, where...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 433–449.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-dressing boys and men, Hussein’s emphasis on this issue suggests that he thought so; moreover, the fatwa he refers to is often cited by Islamist ideologues in order to legitimate violence against gays (Zollner 2010 ). While it may seem odd for a secular dictator to quote this fatwa, it was likely...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 89–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of their associated onto-epistemic instantiations. While the principal focus is on the movement of the categories of éffeminés, gigolos, and MSMs, it also considers the conditions of possibility for the emergence of a gay movement in Tunisia, enhanced by Internetbased technologies. Analysis is derived from...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Sibylle Lustenberger Abstract This article analyzes the place of intimacy in the encounters between Israeli gay men and Indian surrogates. While transnational surrogacy is often presented either as an act of solidarity or as a contract for mutual benefit, the article complicates this picture...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 225–245.
Published: 01 July 2016
... processes together: trans women’s gender reassignment processes in public hospitals and gay men’s medical examinations to receive exemptions from compulsory military service. In both sites institutional observation and practice are preoccupied with penile penetration as a tool to eliminate and hence...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mathew Gagné This paper explores how the participation of men in Beirut within the exclusively gay-male dating web site GayRomeo.com is framed by identity politics and practices of national and ethnic membership, masculinity, and sexuality in post-civil war Beirut. Such intermingling...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 14–40.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., the “gay international” (in the words of Joseph A. Massad), and some Iranian diasporic queers who willingly insert themselves into national imaginations of the opposition in diasporic reterritorializations. This hypervisibility is enabled by massive mobilizations of universalized sexual identities...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 41–62.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., in this instance blogging, I argue that subversive optimism, coupled with online activism, has the potential to challenge existing structures of heteronormativity. According to my findings, change hinges on challenging difficulties and disconnects between gay men’s and lesbian women’s experiences. Grant...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 71–97.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., and Lebanese men redrawing the aesthet- ics of gayness. There is more to garner from this analysis than toting the urgency of flows, nodes, and vectors all in adulation of global connections. Each section of this paper could largely be its own inquiry: the implications of gay tourism...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2012) 8 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 2012
... mn n June 2011, shortly after the events now often described as the Arab ISpring, Western media was preoccupied with the story of the “Gay Girl in Damascus”—a queer blogger from Syria, who identified herself as Amina Arraft—writing extensively about her life, family, politics...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 98–112.
Published: 01 November 2011
... INTRODUCTION his article is an account of the formation of the lesbian, gay, bisex- Tual, and transgender (LGBT) group, Himaya Lubnaniya lil Mith- liyeen wal Mithliyat (HELEM). In Arabic, the name means “Lebanese protection for gays and lesbians,” and its acronym means “dream.” HE...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 July 2018
... since the 1990s, for example, led many young gay men, unable to afford such extravagant nightlife, to congregate and socialize along the Corniche, Beirut’s seaside promenade. He points out that most of these young men are drawn to this space for recreation, constituting a queer social space within...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 219–221.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., and gay identity. Ural and Beşpınar argue that lower-class men and those from traditionally conservative segments of the middle class tend to live lives of greater spatial constraint, often residing and working in family spaces. Men in this situation, they argue, tend to render gayness imperceptible while...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2021) 17 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to position Palestinians as backward and barbaric. This strategy has become especially salient with the LGBTQ dimension of the Brand Israel campaign, the campaign to brand Tel Aviv as a gay destination. Queer Palestinians and solidarity activists term the move of using Israel’s alleged stellar “gay rights...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2011
... had been the localities of femininity. Likewise, gay rights were born out of a hyper visibility of the sexual— not for an essential reason but because the social taboo on representing gay male sexuality was the modality of power. To change this, sexual visibility became the crux of social...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2023) 19 (1): 72–95.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and Forensic Medicine 2 , no. 4 : 128 – 34 . Ahmadzad-Asl Masoud , Jalali Amir-Hossein , Alavi Kaveh , Naserbakht Morteza , Taban Mojgan , Mohseninia-Omrani Khadijeh , and Eftekhar Mehrdad . 2011 . “ The Epidemiology of Transsexualism in Iran .” Journal of Gay...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 331–336.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., such as the “gay international” and the “United Nations international.” Activists are also portrayed as naive participants in Western discourses engineered by Islamophobic, homonationalist, or femonationalist projects. Abu-Odeh pointed to the rich history in the Arab world of intellectual activists interacting...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (3): 368–370.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 HELEM means “dream” in Arabic and is the acronym for Lebanese Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBTs), which includes protection for persons with nonnormative sexualities and gender identity...