UK Queer Arabs

UK Queer Arabs is an informal, unfunded network of unpaid volunteers from within the LGBTIQA+ community with a range of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression who have an Arabic Heritage and Culture.

The group’s primary purpose is to bring together Adults Queer Arabs to remove social isolation, build friendship and strengthen our own sense of identity.

The group’s secondary purpose is to raise awareness of the lives and issues of queer arabs, remove and challenge stereotypes, and build a positive and more accurate image of the community.

Limits of the group’s activities. The group does not aim to replace or emulate existing support services such as wellbeing and mental health provision for the community. The group does not have the capacity to support people under the age of 18 years old. The group has limited capacity due to being run by volunteers.

We aim to:

  • be an inclusive, welcoming and supportive network for all Queer Arabs meaning Arabic heritage and culture , including Amazigh, Kabil and other native communities living in the MENA Region.
  • support members through monthly virtual meetings.
  • align visions and champion our shared goals whilst acknowledging the diverse individual needs of each member.
  • provide the opportunity to capacity build and network.

 

Our Objectives:

  1. Offer regular opportunities for our community to have positive representation (press, media, arts, etc).
  2. Celebrate and highlight successes of visible queer arabs(as defined above) to provide our community and the wider community with role models.
  3. Meet regularly with a forward plan and themes for discussion.
  4. Use the closed Linkedin Group to share information, events and news which might be of interest to the group.

 

UK Queer Arabs is a self-organised, voluntary pan-UK network of queer arabs. The group does not currently accept members who are vulnerable and need professional help as well as members who are under 18 years old for safeguarding reasons. The group reserves the right to exclude members who do not align with the stated aims and objectives.

The group currently has three co-chairs.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities

Key areas of work

  1. Advocacy
  2. Arts
  3. Befriending/1:1
  4. Campaigning/Activism
  5. Events
  6. Networks
  7. Policy/Representation
  8. Self-help/Support Group

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