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Gay Arab-Americans Find Room of Their Own in NYC

By Salim Essaid | May 7
One of the few outlets for LGBT Middle Easterners in New York City was a monthly, more than 10-year-old party called Habibi but now NYC’s LGBT Arab community is aiming to build a community outside the nightclub scene.

Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World

Oct 13
In his new book "Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World," (Emerald Book Company; October 2011; $38.00/hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-934572-98-6), acclaimed chef Zouhair Zairi (Chef ZZ) explores the traditional recipes and flavors of his Moorish family.

Report from Jordan: ’It Gets Better’ for LGBT Arabs, Too

By Bryen Dunn | Sep 13
It gets better for LGBT Arabs living in the Middle East, too. In the wake of the ’Arab Spring’ revolutions, Muslim gay men & lesbians are seeing a window of opportunity. EDGE’s Bryen Dunn traveled to Jordan in this exclusive report.

Tunisia Awaits Its Tourism Boom

The country’s Mediterranean beaches and millennial ruins are largely deserted, and bargains abound. Travel operators who offer all-inclusive package deals at seaside resort hotels have slashed their already reasonable rates in a bid to lure visitors.

Lebanese Gay Activist, 31, Hopes Mideast Protests Lead to Easing of Homophobia

By Joseph Erbentraut | May 16
Georges Azzi, 31, is one of a new generation of out-Arab gay activists who are working to change perceptions, customs and laws in the Middle East. In this exclusive interview, he tells EDGE of hopes from the protests sweeping the region.

Spartacus International Gay Guide 2011-2012

By Curtis M. Wong | Apr 14
The Spartacus International Gay Guide may be one of those rare books that you’ll actually want to judge by its cover. Gracing the 2011-2012 edition’s jacket is the handsome Eliad Cohen - with a forest of chest fur.

Gays in Lebanon More Outspoken About AIDS, Rights... and Partying

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 10
As the Western perception of HIV/AIDS as a "gay" health issue slowly infiltrates Lebanese society, activists worry that less HIV testing might be the result. Meantime, Beirut has, for the moment at least, blossomed as a destination for gay travelers from the Arab world and beyond.

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