Growing Up Gay in the Middle East was Terrifying


"Sweet mother, I cannot weave – slender Aphrodite has overcome me with longing for a girl." Today Maria Atallah shares her story, "Growing Up Gay in the Middle East was Terrifying." Maria is a Lebanese writer living in Paris and currently working for Vogue.

Maria's story dives deep into the current issues and especially dangers the LGBT community faces in the middle east.

Maria Atallah writes about fashion, films, books, social issues, and my everyday life as a bisexual Arab woman struggling with depression, bulimia, alcoholism and PTSD.

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