Tarab NYC at #CancelPinkwashing & Creating Change in Detroit!

Join us in Detroit for Creating Change where Tarab NYC is providing the ONLY Queer MENA programming!

Orientalism & Pinkwashing: Addressing issues faced by Queer Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities
Friday 3PM – 4:30PM – Cadillac B

Queer Middle Eastern and North African Caucus
Friday 6:30PM – 7:30PM – Skyline B

More details here!

Tarab NYC is also proudly a member of #CancelPinkwashing! We already stormed the stage at the Opening Plenary – also join us at

Workshop Session 4:
“GTFO!! How anti-Muslim orgs are co-opting queer organizing”

Workshop Session 5:
“Pride with Prejudice: Exposing the Pinkwashing Agenda”

Workshop Session 6:
Repeat previous workshops, based on audience feedback!

As part of CancelPinkwashing – we DEMAND The Task Force:

1) Lift the informal ban on Palestine and stop pinkwashing Israeli apartheid. Commit to honoring the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Israel and Israeli institutions.
2) Publicly apologize to the queer and trans Muslim, Jewish, and MENA/SWANA communities, particularly queer and trans Palestinians, for the Task Force’s role in deliberately silencing and censoring these communities and their organizing.
3) Commit to providing time and space for workshops focused on queer and trans decolonization work that includes queer and trans Palestinian liberation.
4) Commit to providing time and space for Jewish and Muslim faith programming that is equal to the time provided for Christian faith programming.

More updates and information can be found on and the Facebook Event Page!

See you in Detroit!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tarab NYC!

Tarab NYC extends warm wishes to its members and friends that are observing this special holiday of Christmas and wishes everyone a joyous and happy New Year! We hope your holidays are full of friends, family, love and sweets!

As we approach the end of the year – we are trying to raise $1000 to cover our expenses and support our programs – so far we have raised over $200 from 7 donors and have only $800 more to go? Can you help us reach our goal?

Bil Tarab,

Tarab NYC

Tarab NYC Updates – Ending 2018!

Join us for a peer support group in which LGBTQ persons from the MENA region can process experiences in a safe space. This group will be facilitated by Wardeh Hattab, LCSW, and Nick Baitoo, LMSW, and will take place Thursday, November 29, at 6:00pm at the LGBT Center in Manhattan. Register Here.

Come join us for dinner on Monday, December 10th, from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. We will be serving food and providing an opportunity for us to come together as a community and get to know each other, reflect on the year’s events, and help us plan for what to do in 2019! Register Here.

Hishik Bishik – Drag The Halls 12/12
Drag The Halls – Hishik Bishik – A Middle Eastern and North African Drag Revue! Weeeerrreeeeeeee BACK! This time to celebrate the holidays! While some may deck the halls – hunty we DRAG The Halls – and bring in all the yule tide! Hishik Bishik features a cast of Middle Eastern and North African Drag performers exploring their identities at the intersection of art and drag. Get discounted advance tix!

Open Call for Board Members!
Tarab NYC is seeking new board members. If you feel that you can help Tarab NYC build community, develop relationships, fundraise, manage operations, create programs, and spread our mission of fostering an inclusive and safe community for Queer MENA people, then please consider joining our board. The deadline for applications is December 17th. Learn More!