Queer as in Free Palestine: Palestinian and Anti-Zionist Jewish Writers, Scholars, and Resources

Queer as in a radical life, queer as in free Palestine. As the genocide in Gaza continues, we want to remind our community that we are here as support and a resource. In the spirit of that mission, we present a list of queer Palestinian/Anti-Zionist Jewish writers/activists/scholars. Buy, read, support! Looking for more information on queerness and the current conflict? Check out our resources at the bottom of the page!

Khalid Abdel-Hadi | خالد عبد الهادي (he/him)

Rasha Abdulhadi (they/them)

George Abraham (they/he/هو)

Dr. Walaa Alqaisiya (she/her)

  • Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow.
  • Gender, Sexuality and Conflict teaching fellow at the London School of Economics.
  • Research Fellow at the CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant) for her project, ‘Queer(y)ing Palestine’s Future’.

Zaina Arafat (she/her)

  • Author of You Exist Too Much (Catapult, 2021).
  • Winner of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Fiction.
  • Professor of writing at Barnard College, The School of the New York Times and LIU Post.
  • Check out more here!

Dr. Sa’ed Atshan | سائد عطشان (he/him

Amina Awad (she/her) 

Elias Jahshan (he/him)

  • Editor of This Arab is Queer
  • Former editor of Star Observer, Australia’s longest-running LGBTQ+ media
    outlet, and a former board member of the Arab Council Australia.
  • Check out more here!

Randa Jarrar (she/her)

noam keim (they/them)

Dr. Maya Mikdashi (she/her)

Hannah Moushabeck (she/her)

Dr. Anbara Salam (she/her)

Dr. Mejdulene B. Shomali (She/her)

Dr. Mikki Stelder

  • Interdisciplinary researcher, writer, and learner
  • Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow working at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
  • Dissertation on anti-apartheid queer activist groups was shortlisted for the NWSA/IUP First Book Award at the annual National Women’s Studies Association Conference
  • Check out more here!

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