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Lebanon’s militarized masculinity

“It is ‘normal’ to expect outbursts of violence in Lebanon, often coupled with grand displays of toxic masculinity and, often still, with sectarian/conservative pronouncements”

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Beirut Madinati to Beirut Pride

“One hopes that subsequent movements will strive to become even more inclusive, and encompass those often ignored by Lebanese law, namely refugees, Lebanese workers and migrant domestic workers.”

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رسالة من صديقك المثلي

“انا شاب لبناني في منتصف العشرينات من العمر، ونعم، انا مثلي، وماذا يعني هذا الكلام؟”

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On Beirut Pride: 5 Reflections.

Presenting reflections on Beirut Pride by 5+ authors

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On Nasrallah’s War Against LGBTQs (مع نسخة عربية)

Nasrallah’s recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy.

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حسن نصرالله، رهاب المثلية والنضال من أجل مستقبل لبنان

القاتل الجماعي حسن نصرالله يحاول أن يلهي الجميع عن ما يفعله جيشه الطائفي في سوريا نيابة عن النظام الإيراني ونظام الأسد الفاشي ليتهجم على إخواننا وأخواتنا المثليين والمثليات في لبنان.

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Halim Shebaya: When Sally met Lebanon’s Personal Status laws

“What provoked Sally to initiate such an action that landed her, and the people who assisted her, in the custody of the Lebanese authorities?”

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Edwin Nasr: On the sex trafficking ring bust in Maameltein/ عاملات الجنس وتواطؤنا الأبوي

“The residents of Maameltein, and more generally Jounieh, the Lebanese ISF and the Jounieh municipality are all complicit in perpetuating the commercial sexual exploitation of Eastern European/Russian, Syrian, Palestinian and Egyptian women by local groupings of criminals.”

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The importance of celebrating IDAHOT in Lebanon

“Lebanon’s LGBTIQ population can be legally targeted under the now-notorious Article 534”

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“Your Right to Self Care” video by the Marsa Sexual Health Center

“In our patriarchal society, Lebanese women are still restricted by ‘moral’ guidelines that are rarely, if ever, applied to men.”

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Arab Activists Against Domestic Violence in Lebanon #ProtectWomenLB #March8

We are 15 Arab bloggers, intellectuals, activists, and dreamers currently meeting in Amman for the #ASM2014 Social Media training and workshop organized by 7amleh in coordination with the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) and 7iber. We just have a message to all those joining the KAFA protest today at 2pm against Domestic Violence in Lebanon, […]

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KAFA protest against Domestic Violence (Photos)

I will be receiving photos from today’s KAFA protest from different participants and will add everything here. Quick reminder: It starts at 2pm in front of the National Museum of Lebanon. Event link. Many NGOs and independent activists are planning on participating Hashtags on Twitter are #ProtectWomenLB  and #March8 + #Lebanon if you have space […]

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Join KAFA’s #March8 protest against Domestic Violence

A series of Domestic Violence It’s been 8 months since the death of Roula Yaacoub, the 33 year old mother who was beaten to death. After her death, we found out that her husband regularly beat her and her 5 children throughout their marriage. Seven month later, last February the 4th, 10 days before millions […]

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Lebanese Women’s Right to Nationality protest

I participated today in the حق لي ولأسرتي (my right, my family’s right) protest organized by the Lebanese Women’s Right to Nationality and Full Citizenship NGO.

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Lebanese homophobes say the darndest things

When reason, logic and actual arguments fail, what can we rely on to maintain our homophobia?

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Protest for Roula

We were around 120-150 people to join the protest calling for justice for Roula on Sunday the 21st of July.

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First steps for Gay Rights in Lebanon

The Lebanese Psychiatric Society has just released a statement saying that Homosexuality is not a mental disorder.

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Nadim Gemayel’s thugs attack Nasawiya

It’s one of those “you’ve got to be kidding me” situations

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The growing need to break the silence

It really does say it all, doesn’t it, when the municipal chief of Dekwaneh cites his personal beliefs to justify the crime of violating the rights of Lebanese citizens, of human beings.

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Taking barbarity to another level

By Joey Ayoub It is with great disgust that I learned today that 36 gay men have been forced  to endure anal exams after being arrested in a police raid last Saturday. Their crime? being gay. For those wondering, there was no police abuse. The law has not been violated. On the contrary, it has […]