In congruence with the yearly activities done pertaining the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Helem is delighted to invite you to attend… more »
May 22: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Celebrating International Women’s Day, Nasawiya Style
This year too, our friends at the Beirut-based Arab feminist collective Nasawiya have decided to take their International Women’s Day (IWD) actions to… more »
Helem Launches Report on Institutional Discrimination against LGBT People In Lebanon
Lebanon-based LGBT organization Helem launched on Monday, February 8, 2010 in Beirut a report on institutional discrimination against LGBTs in Lebanon, consisting of two studies. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the report concluded a series of thematic researches that address the effect of Article 534 on the political, civil, economical, social, and cultural rights of people of non-conforming gender identities and sexual orientations.
Lebanese Judge Rules Against the Use of Article 534 To Prosecute Homosexuals
Lebanon-based LGBT organization Helem launched on Monday, December 21, 2009 in Beirut a groundbreaking report on the legal situation of homosexuals in Arab countries.
Funded by the Ford Foundation, the publication, titled “Homosexual Relations in Penal Codes: General Study on Laws in Arab Countries with Reports on Lebanon and Tunisia”, is part of a series of thematic researches that address the effect of Article 534 on the political, civil, economical, social [...]
Staged Readings of Bareed Mista3jil in California
Sunbula: Arab Feminists for Change & the Global Fund for Women presented two staged readings of “Bareed Mista3jil: True Stories” by Meem, a community of LBTQ women in Lebanon this past week in San Francisco and Berkeley. We received a letter from Saida, one of the organizers:
My dear Sisters, I have the distinct pleasure of acting as the Artistic Director for two staged readings of your wonderful book Bareed Mista3jil [...]
One Day One Struggle: Seminar on Sexuality in Lebanon
Beirut-based LGBTQ groups Meem and Helem are holding on Monday, November 9, 2009 at the American University of Beirut (AUB) a seminar on… more »
Booklet Dispels Myths about Homosexuality
Helem, the first public gay and lesbian organization in the Arab World, launched on Thursday, October 29, 2009, in Beirut, the awareness-raising booklet “Homosexualities and Bisexualities: Myths and Realities”. Helem’s George Azzi and psychologist and psychotherapist Dr. Maha Rabbath, who prepared the booklet, headed the panel. Following Mr. Azzi’s overview of Helem’s advocacy work against homophobia, on the one hand, and support of the LGBT community in Lebanon on the other, Dr. Rabbath introduced the booklet, a project three years in the making.
Helem Launches Booklet on Myths of Homosexuality
إطلاق كتيّب المثليّة والثنائيّة الجنسيّة: خرافات وحقائق تتشرّف جمعيّة حلم بدعوتكم إلى حفل إطلاق كتيّب “المثليّة والثنائيّة الجنسيّة: خرافات وحقائق”، إعداد الأخصائية النفسيّة… more »