ASWAT – "We are Palestinian, We are Women, We are Gay"

“We don’t have any illusions. We know, for example, there will be no gay pride in Gaza. But quietly and surely we will change things.”

Battling against a deeply patriarchal society, Arab Israeli and Palestinian lesbians are uniting to break the taboo of homosexuality and politicise the right to be female and gay.
“We are Palestinian, we are women and we are gay,” is the slogan coined by Aswat, the association campaigning for lesbian Arabs to be accepted in Israeli and Palestinian society, and whose name in English means “voices”.

[click on the title to learn more about this courageous group.]

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