A feminist and queer arabs magazine.
Alwaan is an online network for Arab lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women, trans persons and those who are interested in building bridges with the LGBT Arab community.
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… read more »
“Bint el Nas” is an Arabic phrase that literally translates to “Daughter of the People”. It is used in Arab culture to describe a girl or woman of good standing. We use it to emphasize our link to our cultures, as well as the complicated expectations and sentiments that our communities often have toward us.… read more »