The name “Meem” is derived from the Arabic letter “m” which stands for “majmouaat mou’azara lil-mar’a al-mithliya” (a support group for lesbian women). In Arabic, the letter looks like this: ?
The letter “meem” as an initial for the word “lesbian” (mithliya) and the word “transgender” (mutahawila) also symbolizes the anonymity of lesbians and transgenders in the Arab world. Plus, we love how the logo combines the Arabic letter with the female symbol.
Meem is a community of lesbian, bisexual, queer women and transgender persons (including male-to-female and female-to-male) in addition to women questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity in Lebanon.