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WorkPride - Community-in-focus Panels for Ethnicity: Being LGBTQ+ in the MENA Region (the Middle East and North Africa)

This panel will focus on the challenges of being LGBTQ+ in the MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) region and the lived experiences of our panellists. We will be discussing the main challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people in the region. How does religion intersect with gender identity and sexuality? How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected LGBTQ+ people in the region?

Join us to discuss this and much more, and to bring a better understanding of the lives and issues of the LGBTQ+ population in the region.

Supported by:


  • Ali Thabet
    Ali Thabet
    Operations Manager
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    Saski .
    Saski .
    LGBTQ+ Inclusion Specialist Consultant
    Saski is a well established LGBTQIA+ Inclusion training consultant in both schools and the workplace. She is also a Life Coach and Mentor,  Official PRIDE Host, Interviewer for Podcast, Radio and online. Panel Moderator and Singer.  Saski’s mission is to positively spotlight the LGBTQIA+ community through these various strands of her work and create environments where everyone can be their true authentic self.  In addition she is also a Pride ambassador for Pride Life Magazine, and a PRIDE365 Champion. Saski has the unique ability to be versatile on a wide range of subjects, whilst engaging both her audiences and panellists, bringing about the best conversations for education and awareness. Humour meets grace and knowledge meets’s what Saski does best.  A keen advocate for positive promotion and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and all, Saski has appeared on several BBC TV and Radio shows and panels, promoting inclusion. She has also worked closely with a variety of charities and organisations, as an LGBTQ+ Inclusion trainer, interviewer, and Host.  Collaborations include Inclusive Companies, MyGwork,, Diva Magazine, Pride Life Magazine and various UK PRIDE’s, Mermaids and Diversity Role Models Youth charities, Clexacon, The British Youth Council and P3 Parenting Network to name but a few.  
Find out more here  and follow Saski on Facebook & Instagram @Saskisinger & on Twitter @Saskisinger1
  • Rahim El Habachi
    Rahim El Habachi
    Creative Associate
    National Theatre Wales
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