April 27, 2011
We never thought we'd see the day in which there would be any kind of outspoken website representing probably some of the most repressed people in the region!
Well now for all those who are bi-curious, bi-sure, or just plain batting for one team we found the website for you! We're sure this will cause a lot of uproar but like we've always said to each his own!
"A new bilingual online platform for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the Middle East.Ahwaa.org, has been created in the Middle East that leverages game mechanics to facilitate authentic, high-quality interactions between users."
"By creating Ahwaa, we're crossing a red line in the society," said Ahmed Zidan, Mideast Youth's Arabic Editor, "trying to tackle and address the ignorance of the stereotypes here, and at the same time acknowledge the problem of homophobia and try to solve it. It's absolutely deadly here for the mainstream! But for the civilized small communities here, liberals and seculars, our friends come out to us. I have a handful of homosexual friends. Their families don't know, but as close friends in a small circle of special communities, homosexuals come out!"
What do you guys think, step in the right direction?