By Charlotte Littlewood

While Palestinian radio stations broadcast programmes about how to make sure your children don’t grow up to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a group of brave young Palestinians speak up for LGBT rights. “It is a constant struggle,” said Haneen, an English literature graduate, feminist and self-identified LGBT activist. “We are pushed back from all sides. Religion is used to control the community. Brainwashed women align themselves with the patriarchy and even leaders of women’s organisations fall at the LGBT hurdle.”

Originally published on ‘The Article’, 5th December 2019