A Gay and A NonGay


This Arab Is Queer with Elias Jashan

For Pride Month, the boys are joined by Elias Jashan, ‘Priti Patel’s worst nightmare’ and editor of the new Anthology This Arab Is Queer, the first of its kind featuring the memoirs of eighteen Queer Arab writers. 

What inspired Elias to put together this book? Which was the memoir that had him in tears in a coffee shop? (Spoiler alert - he won’t tell us!) And with such a focus on family, is it always harder for LGBTQ+ Arabs to come out?