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Strategies for EDAHO

Another May 17, another IDAHO. Five years now I have been celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia in Beirut. My memory of each… more »

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An Interview with MC Tru Bloo

It all started in 2004 when Tru Bloo heard from a mutual friend that another Gay Lebanese MC was part of the SWANABAQ… more »

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New Publication Provides Analysis on Article 534

Helem’s latest publication, Only 534, offers a concise and informative analysis of article 534 of the Lebanese penal code, which criminalizes “unnatural sexual intercourse”. Following Nizar Saghieh’s excellent legal analysis of the application of article 534 published by Helem earlier this year (link), this booklet aims to distill some of the most relevant ideas in a manner that is clear, accessible, and useful for LGBTs in Lebanon. It is also unique in pushing forward very explicit rights-based language for issues of sexual orientation (and to a lesser degree) gender identity.


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نشرة حلم الإخبارية: عدد سنوي خاص ٢٠١٠ – إضغطوا على الصورة للتحميل

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AUB Homosexuality Conference: Homosexuality and Religion – Can They Meet?

On Tuesday March 9th, 2010, AUB held a conference in Auditorium A on Homosexuality and Religion. This conference aimed to answer the question… more »

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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.

Personal Stories

My Story

It all started when I was three days old, and there was this hot nurse… no, actually, that’s not it. However, seven years… more »

Poetry, Ramblings & Fiction

10 Years Later…

Reading the latest Bekhsoos issue, I started thinking of a way I could contribute to Part 2 of the Special Edition that looks… more »