Talking Gender: Fluidity, Pronouns, and the Arabic Language


A lively discussion on Talking Gender: Fluidity, Pronouns, and the Arabic Language

Merriam-Webster has recently added “they” to the dictionary as a pronoun to refer to a person whose gender identity is non-binary, which was followed by announcing it as the word of the year for 2019.

As we witness the evolution of Western society’s attitudes towards gender and sexuality, and the reflection that this has on language, it is time to discuss how this translates to the Arab World.

Friends of LebMASH and OutRight Action International invite you to join us on Tuesday, Feb 4 at the Lebanese American University in New York for a lively discussion on this topic. Our distinguished panelists will focus on the Middle Eastern community and the state of our understanding of such issues and their importance.


Dima Ayoub, expert on Middle Eastern studies and Arabic literature

Daina Rudusa, senior communication officer at OutRight Action International, a leading international LGBTQ rights advocacy organization

Omar Fattal, co-founder and board member of LebMASH, the leading LGBTQ health advocacy organization in Lebanon and Emmy-nominated journalist Ahmad Shihab-Eldin who will moderate the panel.

Reception with refreshments and light snacks to follow the panel.

More info:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 06:00pm to at 08:00pm
211 E 46th Street , New York, NY 10017