Elias Jahshan

Elias Jahshan (he/him) is a Palestinian/Lebanese-Australian journalist, writer and editor of THIS ARAB IS QUEER: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arabs (Saqi Books, 2022). His short memoir ‘Coming Out Palestinian’ was anthologised in Arab Australian Other: Stories on Race and Identity (Picador, 2019). He has written freelance for outlets including The Guardian, SBS Voices, My Kali and The New Arab, and is currently working on his first novel. Elias is also a former editor of Star Observer, Australia’s longest-running LGBTQ media outlet, and a former board member of the Arab Council Australia. Born and raised in western Sydney, he now lives in London and is currently the social media editor of The New Arab.