It may be baby steps towards true equality, but the fact that this book is available is a positive sign:

“Bareed Mista3jil,” Arabic for “Mail in a Hurry,” is a collection of 41 true stories of women grappling with coming out, religion, family and emigration.
…the 223-page book available in English and Arabic hit bookstores across the capital, selling at 18 dollars for the paperback version. The stories, referred to as “letters written, sealed, and sent out to the world,” are personal, compelling and often painful, tackling religion, citizenship, gender identity and emigration.

You can find out more about the book by visiting this website: http://www.bareedmista3jil.com/

AFP: A Lebanese university student reads Bareed Mista3jil (Mail in a Hurry) in Beirut on November 24. The book is a collection of 41 true stories of women grappling with coming out, religion, family and emigration.

AFP: A Lebanese university student reads "Bareed Mista3jil" (Mail in a Hurry) in Beirut on November 24. The book is a collection of 41 true stories of women grappling with coming out, religion, family and emigration.