Arabic website to tackle gay issues

Published: August 18, 2010

An Arabic-language website set up by two Israeli-Arab literary figures will tackle the issue of homosexuality.

Qadita.net, launched this week, is an online magazine devoted to politics and culture.

Writers are expected to include Arab and Palestinian critics and intellectuals.

Its creators, author Ala Hlehel and journalist Anton Shalhat, say it will tackle ‘taboo’ issues in Arabic culture.

According to Hareetz.com, Mr Hlehel said: "We’ll post controversial texts that touch on social and cultural sensitivities.

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