In the Arab world, we live in countries where LGBT individuals are severely underrepresented as a community and face not only systematic oppression, but also discrimination, marginalization, and persecution. The region lacked a common platform through which LGBT youth could connect in a highly engaging environment to share their thoughts, fears, and concerns regarding their sexuality and identity.
LGBT youth felt increasingly isolated, distant, and depressed. To escape this loneliness, we placed ourselves at risk by resorting to unsecure tools to communicate with each other. With so many young LGBT people across the Middle East and North Africa region embracing the web, we saw an opportunity to create an interactive platform that connected this community in an anonymous and supportive space.