Coming out: “Family Secrets” challenges homosexual stereotypes in the Middle East

Being gay in the Middle East is forbidden, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

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There’s a large homosexual community in the Arab world, and producer Soad Younis tackled this issue through a film she titled “Asrar A’iliyyah” (Family Secrets).

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“Family Secrets” aims to answer the ultimate question: Is homosexuality an illness or a choice? It follows the story of a young gay man, who was sexually assaulted by his older brother as a child. The role was played by Egyptian actor Mohammad Mahran, who explores his sexuality while facing numerous domestic dilemmas in his personal life.

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