“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”
“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.”
“انا شاب لبناني في منتصف العشرينات من العمر، ونعم، انا مثلي، وماذا يعني هذا الكلام؟”
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Nasrallah’s recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy.
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.
“What provoked Sally to initiate such an action that landed her, and the people who assisted her, in the custody of the Lebanese authorities?”
“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.”
“Lebanon’s LGBTIQ population can be legally targeted under the now-notorious Article 534”
“In our patriarchal society, Lebanese women are still restricted by ‘moral’ guidelines that are rarely, if ever, applied to men.”
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
When reason, logic and actual arguments fail, what can we rely on to maintain our homophobia?
We were around 120-150 people to join the protest calling for justice for Roula on Sunday the 21st of July.
The Lebanese Psychiatric Society has just released a statement saying that Homosexuality is not a mental disorder.
It’s one of those “you’ve got to be kidding me” situations
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.
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 […]