What can you do when no one is willing to help you? Syrian LGBTI people decided to start a fundraising campaign to help SPoD, a Turkish LGBTI organisation, to continue its work with LGBTI refugees in Istanbul. SPoD itself was not very successful at applying for funds for an LGBTI project. However, this struggle had … Continue reading
After such a long time away from blogging, I come again with a delightful news. We are organising a Mr. Gay Syria competition. It will take place in Istanbul and the winner will participate in Mr. Gay World (MGW). We posted an announcement on Mawaleh Facebook page, and will soon make a section for it … Continue reading
Ahmad al-Shugairi, a Saudi TV creator and presenter of an Islamic TV show on MBC, the biggest and most watched network in Arab countries, has recorded a part of his show’s latest episode in San Francisco about homosexuality. The program is called “Khawater”, i.e. “Thoughts and Reflections”, and it is supposed to promote, “preach”, for “moderate Islam”, at … Continue reading
My first mobile post! Please do not forget Syrian LGBT Pride Day. It’s tomorrow.
1- Change your profile photo between 28-30 June, or at least on 29 June 2013. 2- Facebook added hashtags; post the photos and share them using the hashtags #SyrianLGBTIPride #Syria #LGBT, use those hashtags on Twitter and Instagram as well. 3- Start using the hashtags as soon as possible. 4- Tell your friends. LGBTI Syrians need … Continue reading
Published in Mawaleh English In Syrian dialect,Mawalehmeans “nuts”. It is derived from “maleh”, which means “salty”. Choosing the name and the concept of the magazine was the most important task before starting working on it. People in Syria love nuts and enjoy having them with tea, beers, arak, or mate. It is true that almost … Continue reading
Read it in Mawaleh English Although no one in Syria is willing to call the current war a civil war, most Syrians have accepted the “war” term to describe the situation in the country. It is a war, in which the Saudi backed Salafists are becoming stronger. It is a war where al-Qaeda groups are arriving … Continue reading
Mawaleh November is out… To read online, click here. To download, click here.
Many have asked for an English version of the magazine. We did it for you, and it’s going to be a quarterly. Syria’s first queer magazine is now in English and can be read online and downloaded on issuu.com. Click here! Still here? Go to Mawaleh English.
Read online: Mawaleh on issuu.com Download: MediaFire or Ziddu