"Everyone initiated something, all without knowing what exactly it was they wanted to achieve or how they would go about doing it." In contrast, Ali acts outside the limelight.
Up until now he's been analyzing possible strategies for the queer movement.
In fact, he fears the situation will worsen, should the power of the conservative Salafi movement grow.
He speaks with activists in other countries, garners advice, and tries to network with other gays. Many are afraid that their involvement would unavoidably result in an involuntary coming-out.
Added to this is the fact that there isn't a clearly established community through which a common thread is woven.
He's one of the many young Tunisians who are strongly connected in the internet community, and who advocate widespread democratization.
Instead of spending his evenings sitting in front of a tv, he's involved in discussion forums in alternative culture centers; but for his friends these places aren't for mere diversion.