The project reviving Beirut’s forgotten trans history

One night three years ago, Mohamad Abdouni received a call from his best friend sobbing. He’d just attended a storytelling evening in their hometown of Beirut, when a trans woman in her mid-50s took to the stage and began telling tales from her youth. “He was bawling his eyes out over the phone, saying how it’s not okay that we don’t know the history of our own queer community in Lebanon,” Abdouni explains.