I'm publicly telling the story of how I came out as a lesbian to my Muslim family. There's this misconception that just because I seem to have it together, or have enjoyed a certain amount of success, that being loud and proud came easy. It did not. My wish is that this story brings a bit of hope and courage to those who are desperate to come out and be their authentic selves amongst their families, no matter what the religion or culture. Yes I was still living at home even though I had gotten my Computer Science degree and landed a sweet job at a prominent tech company.
Jump to navigation. Lesbians in the Middle East lead a dangerous existence. Brian Whitaker explores how, against all odds, they manage to survive. Article originally published in Diva magazine, July
Living in a virtual world online, the two found each other through social networks, using false identities, in Dubai in Fortunately, the virtual world became real for Sarah, 32, and Maisaa, The veil pulled back, Sarah, a human resource coordinator for a company in Dubai, and Maisaa, a mechanical engineering student at a local university, fell in love. GO met with them at the Oakland, Calif. Dubai is a small oil- and trade-wealthy city-state that is a part of the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf.
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