Tarab isn't for everyone. Some U.S. Arabs don't see a problem with living a double life, said Amireh Kharchala, who attended Tarab with her girlfriend.
She told about a female friend who married a man while still in a long-term same-sex relationship. The woman cares for her husband as a companion and as the father of her 1-year-old son, Kharchala said.
"They see America has a desire to have this narrative that if you're in the closet, you feel conflicted," she said. But "she's fine with it."