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The #LGBT Community in #Syria

Journalist @DannySeesit offers up his thoughts on the gay community and gender identity in Syria. How does society influence identity? To what extent can an individual change his own image? Agree? Disagree? Please share, comment, and discuss!
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Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

In Syria; the gay community has a gender identity problem; they are either macho muscular men or flamboyant feminine boys (cont.)

02/09/2011 17:07:07 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Anyone other than that (like me) simply can't find a date because they are not confirming into a heterosexual views of homosexuality.

02/09/2011 17:08:12 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

This mentality of a person who wants to date a guy should look like what's socially constructed as a female is disturbing me.

02/09/2011 17:09:49 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Not to mention that it makes it impossible for people to look beyond the physical appearance and appreciate the personality of anyone.

02/09/2011 17:11:35 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Gender Identity is one of 4 items determining sexuality: it's ur own idea about ur gender: do u see urself as male, female, neither, both.

02/09/2011 17:14:23 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Next is your sexual preference: who you would like to sleep with? What is THEIR gender and their gender identity. #Sexuality

02/09/2011 17:15:28 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Third is your sexual practice: you might be wanting to sleep with men but you're sleeping with women for your own reasons. #Sexuality

02/09/2011 17:16:45 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Finally it's your sexual citizenship; how does the society and the law treats you based on the three previous elements. #Sexuality

02/09/2011 17:17:39 WIB
gaelick / Joan @gaelick

RT @corkfeminista We're giving a talk to a group of TY girls on feminism. What advice/comment on feminism would you tell your 16 y.o. self?

02/09/2011 17:14:20 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

@gaelick look beyond gender and treat people as people. And never whatsoever be afraid to ask questions.

02/09/2011 17:19:25 WIB
Danny Ramadan 🏳️‍🌈 @DannySeesIt

Naturally, I've nothing but respect to feminine or macho boys. I just think that they should not reform to fit a hetero-normative views.

02/09/2011 17:32:39 WIB

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