Arabic LGBT Magazine Breaking Taboos in the Middle East

Many in the Middle East view homosexuality as a sin. The Jordanian Khalid Abdel-Hadi started an Arabic LGBT magazine as a teenager to combat the many taboos and stereotypes in the region. Now he has many thousands of readers.
Khaled Abdul-Hadi: "I had the feeling that I was speaking a different language than my family."

Khaled Abdul-Hadi: "I had the feeling that I was speaking a different language than my family."

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Cover of My.Kali. Click on the image to see the entire cover.

Cover of My.Kali. Click on the image to see the entire cover.

Foto: My.Kali
Many young people in Amman still live with their parents and have no private sphere.

Many young people in Amman still live with their parents and have no private sphere.

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The first cover of My.Kali

The first cover of My.Kali

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Khalid Abdel-Hadi: "There is apparently a large demand for the issues that we address."

Khalid Abdel-Hadi: "There is apparently a large demand for the issues that we address."

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A screenshot of the English version of My.Kali.

A screenshot of the English version of My.Kali.

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This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.