WHEN THE CITY IS SO COLORFUL AND THE STATE SO DARK by Ayala Berger, Israel

Three days ago Pride Parade was held once again in Tel Aviv. The most exciting holiday of the year, manifesting in a month, a week, a day. So much preparation, so much talk, the excitement is felt in the air in the city of eternal freedom. The city is painted in pride colors, the colors … Continue reading WHEN THE CITY IS SO COLORFUL AND THE STATE SO DARK by Ayala Berger, Israel

Refugee Pride by Houcem, Tunisia

Omar is a 32 years old male refugee from Kobbaijep- Syria. He moved to Canada a year ago under the asylum program. His story started 9 years ago when he started his bachelor degree in music at the University of Damascus. His first year was “hell” as he described it. People didn’t like the way … Continue reading Refugee Pride by Houcem, Tunisia

Coming out to a Muslim family by Houssem E. Ben Messaoud, Morocco/Canada

‘’I knew something was going on, but I didn’t expect this. I just knew you were not like the other boys. You are my son, I love and you will always be my son but go see a doctor ’’- My mom said on the 13th of December 2014. It all started at the age … Continue reading Coming out to a Muslim family by Houssem E. Ben Messaoud, Morocco/Canada

My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada

Last Sunday I was in Montreal. One of the main goals of my trip was to attend the Pride Parade for the first time ever! Downtown was packed!  Hundreds of people came from all the nations and backgrounds, heterosexual couples from all ages and religions.  There was an elderly  East Asian couple standing behind me … Continue reading My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada