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Hephaestion
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posted 16 December 2005 07:41 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
These women are incredibly brave

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Doug Ireland received an e-mail appeal from ASWAT, a fledgling association of some 20 Palestinian lesbians. Founded at the beginning of this year with a bit of seed money from Germany's Heinrich Bˆll Foundation, the group's mission "is to serve as a Palestinian gay women's group where we may express ourselves, discuss gender and sexuality, define our feminism, and address the conflict experienced by us between our national and gendered identities." ASWAT actually provides a safe space for any Palestinian woman who identifies as lesbian, bisexual or trans, a place to "break our individual silence through dialogue, self-education, healing and activism." And while Queer Day ordinarily avoids pitches for support, this one struck us as particular worth our while.

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