Queerness under Quarantine: How the LGBT+ community is coping with the Coronavirus
In this episode, we will be speaking to members of LGBT+ communities living in the Middle East and those who are part of the Arab or Muslim diaspora.
We will also speak with representatives of LGBT+ advocacy organisations in Lebanon and Tunisia to understand how they are adapting their activities to provide aid to their communities even during a pandemic.
Then we will speak to Sabah Choudrey, a youth trans worker, who will highlight the unique issues facing the trans community, and their relationship to the Islamic faith.
Finally, Aniqah Choudhri will explore why the feelings of isolation and loneliness many of us are experiencing during lockdown are not new for the Muslim LGBT+ community.
(Produced by Gaia Caramazza, Music by Omar al-Fil @elepheel. To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice)
Trans youth support from Sabah’s organisation, Gendered Intelligence: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/support/trans-youth
Information on how to apply for emergency funding if you are LGBTQ POC: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nepjh-uk-qtibipoc-emergency-relief-amp-hardship-fund
Episode 5 - Hope, strength, creativity: Middle Easterners taking the battle with the coronavirus into their own hands