Lebanon

LGBTI Rights in Lebanon


ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Lebanon Authorities Block Gay Pride Festival: Organiser

Lebanon’s LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended after authorities interrogated its organiser and threatened him with prosecution, he said Wednesday (May 16). The second…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2018

Inside Georges Azzi’s Brave Fight for LGBT Rights in the Middle East

When Georges Azzi co-founded Helem, the first LGBT advocacy group in the Arab world, in 2004, he quickly got used to visits from Beirut’s police force. “They would come to the office and drag me…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2018

In the First Election In Nine Years, Lebanese LGBTI Rights Are Being Addressed

For the first time, Lebanon political officials are addressing—and fighting for—LGBT rights in the country. As CNN writes, elections are being held for the first time in nine years to determine Lebanon’s…

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Working for Change

Helem is the leading organization protecting and promoting the rights of the LGBTIQ population of Lebanon. In fact, it was the first organization of its kind in the region when it launched…