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A Queer Arab Identity?

In this presentation, I discuss the notion of Queer Arab, and examine the ideological gesture it performs. What does Queer Arab achieve as identity formation? Whom does it refer to, if it is anything but self-referential? My initial project was to discuss Queer Arab and the possibility of militantism in the Middle East, rather than mobilize my theoretical apparatus, constantly …

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Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville West

It was over dinner with a mutual acquaintance in December 1922 that Vita met Virginia Woolf and the affair of nineteen years started. Vita Known as an Aristocratic Woman Vita may have been better known in English society as the aristocratic writer and gardener, but Virginia was the superior writer. Virginia was published through her husband’s publishing firm, Hogarth and …

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Questions About Intersexaulity

1. What is intersexuality? Intersexuality is a group of medical conditions that blur or make nonstandard the physical sex of the individual intersexual. They include Klinefelter’s Syndrome (XXY chromosomes), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, androgen insensitivity syndrome, and a host of other syndromes. Some intersexuals are born with genitalia that are “ambiguous”, meaning not ccompletely male or female. Others are genitally normal …

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What is Intersex?

Not all people come into the world as boys or girls. Little is known about intersex people and some sketchy information is circulating. Moreover, such information is not scarce. Intersexual individuals have bodily sex characteristics that cannot be classified as merely masculine or feminine. These are defined as variations of inborn bodily sex characteristics and include, for example, genitals, hormone …

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Belgium Deports Homophobic Turkish Imam

According to reports in the Belgian media, the imam of the Green Mosque in Houthalen-Helchteren, near the city of Genk, shared a discriminatory message on his Facebook account that “homosexuality is a disease, causes decay and is banned by Islam”. Imam also recalled the controversial anti-homosexual preaching of the President of Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş. He also thanked a follower …

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