Beirut Pride 2019 Participant Survey

Did you attend an activity of Beirut Pride 2019 sometime between 28 September and 6 October 2019? Answer this survey and tell us your feedback, ideas and experiences concerning the program, activities and logistics of the 2019 edition.

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Due to the cancellation of the Opening Night, the location of the programmed activities will be announced on a daily basis. Check this page & our social media channels for daily updates. You can also subscribe to the newsletter to receive emails. Check your spam folder in case the email ends up there.

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Beirut Pride Offers

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Urban Principle is a brand that custom designs iPhone covers and that has released a Pride cover.
In support of Beirut Pride 2019, they offer a 20% discount on all their products, in addition to a competition which winner gets a free Pride cover.

According to Urban Principle, their Pride cover has a minimalist design intended to only being noticed by the people who know the LGBT visual references, in support of those of us who still didn’t come out of the closet and/or don’t want to deal with their parents because of a cover they have.

Promo Code
Use the promo code pride20 to get any cover from the collection of Urban Principle.

Beirut Pride, in conjunction with Urban Principle, runs a contest and the winner gets a free pride cover. The winner can pick their cover from any Beirut Pride event or get it shipped to them.

Production Quality
Urban Principle covers are made of 2 layers. The inner one is made of rubber with a specific pattern that improves shock absorption. The outer layer is made of hard plastic with a matte finish to give the phone a rigid feel. Printing is via 3D Sublimation since its one of the few options that allow printing on the sides of the case.

Purchasing the cover is directly made via the website No financial transaction is made via the website of Beirut Pride or via other Beirut Pride related social media outlets.

Urban Principle delivers the cover to the client after 2 days of placing the order. If someone places an order on the weekend, it will get delivered on Monday if they are located in Beirut, or on Tuesday if outside of Beirut.

Instagram @urban.principle

Sikasok is a Lebanese brand that redefines the way people think about socks. Filling the world with jolly colors and wild patterns, Sikasoks are more than a mere functional accessory. They are bold statements, an expression of one's self. They are humorously designed and locally made with high quality standards. In support of Beirut Pride 2019, Sikasok offers a 20% discount on “الحب أقوى”, a Beirut Pride sock for Valentine’s Day, designed by Ghiya Haidar and produced by Sikasok.

Promo Code
Use the promo code BP2019 to get 20% off the cost of “الحب أقوى” sock.
Part of the revenue of the sales of the socks will contribute to the development of the Arabic Pride font.

Production Quality
78% cotton
20% polyamide
2% elastane

Sikasok likes to be washed inside out, at 30ºC. No tumble dry, no iron, never bleach.

Purchasing the sock is directly made via the website No financial transaction is made via the website of Beirut Pride or via other Beirut Pride related social media outlets.

Order your socks directly via Sikasok, and have them delivered within 48 hours anywhere in Lebanon. Add US$3 for delivery fees.

Instagram @sikasok_

For more information, check the page

Dive to clean the Mediterranean

We join the National Institute for Scuba Diving in Lebanon for the Mediterranean clean up day on Sunday 6 October 2019. Certified divers go in the water for free to collect garbage; non-certified divers stay on the boat to help with the equipment and with the surface cleaning. Meeting point at 9am at the NISD CLUB Beirut at the Zaytounay Bay Marina.

Est. 1980, the National Institute for Scuba Diving in Lebanon is the oldest operating diving center and school in Lebanon, specialized in diving education in friendly and safe environments from beginners to technical level, for open and closed circuit diving.

No Demand No Supply

On March 27th 2016, the inquisitorial commission in Mount Lebanon raided Chez Maurice and Silver brothels in Jounieh area, and saved 75 Syrian women from the biggest sex trafficking network in the history of Lebanon. The story gained huge media attention as the women told horrifying stories about the torture and abuse they suffered at the hands of one of the lead figures of the network. No Demand No Supply aims to give a voice to the women’s stories while shedding light on an aspect that was totally disregarded in the mainstream media.

Sunday 6 October, 7:00pm at Zoukak Studio
50 minutes | In Arabic with English surtitles.

"No Demand No Supply" is a theatre performance by Sahar Assaf, produced by AUB Theatre Initiative in collaboration with KAFA.

في ٢٧ آذار ٢٠١٦ ، داهمت مفرزة إستقصاء جبل لبنان ملهيّ "شي موريس" و"سيلفر" في منطقة جونيه، وأنقذت ٧٥ امرأة سورية من أكبر شبكة للإتجار بالبشر بتاريخ لبنان. اكتسبت القصة اهتمامًا إعلاميًا واسعًا حيث أخبرت النساء قصصًا مرعبة عن التعذيب وسوء المعاملة اللاتي تعرضن له على أيدي أحد الشخصيات البارزة في الشبكة. يهدف العرض الوثاقي "لا طلب لا عرض" إلى إعطاء صوت لقصص النساء الناجيات من الشبكة وإلقاء الضوء على جانب تم تجاهله تمامًا في وسائل الإعلام الرئيسية

الأحد ٦ تشرين الأوّل الساعة ٧:٠٠ مساءً في استديو زقاق
يقدَّم العرض باللغة العربية مع ترجمة الى الإنجليزية | ٥٠ دقيقة

العرض المسرحي "لا طلب لا عرض" من كتابة وإخراج سحر عسّاف وإنتاج مبادرة العمل المسرحي في الجامعة الأميركية بالشراكة مع منظمة كفى. يلي العرض مناقشة مع فريق العمل

PPLHIV, STIs & Stigma

Confusion between HIV & AIDS; how HIV is transmitted; discrimination against people living with HIV; discrimination against people perceived to be living with HIV; the limits of PrEP; what the sexually transmitted infections are; how people react to HIV - and much more.

SIDC joins us for a happy hour drink on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 6:30pm to discuss prejudice and wrong ideas we often have about our health and the pressure that comes along.

Mental Health

LGBTI-phobias, economic strains, financial challenges, pollution, noise, unemployment, school, peer-pressure, uncertainty - numerous ingredients that weaken good mental health.

Join us for a talk with Embrace on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 4pm to learn coping strategies and hear about their support line. Call 1564 from any landline or mobile number, and speak to kind and thoughtful persons who will listen, who will not judge, and who will assist you to alleviate your tensions.

Milk The Movie

In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White (Josh Brolin) kills Milk in cold blood. Thursday 3 October 2019, 8pm, free screening.

Family Dinner

Are you out to your parents? Do you want them to meet other parents of LGBTIQA+ people? Do you want to celebrate them?

We’re throwing you a free dinner on Tuesday 1 October 2019 for you to invite your family member, your mother, father, sibling, grand-parent, aunt, uncle, etc. You can also help in preparing the food. Preparation starts at 3pm. Dinner from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Art Residency

Photo by Carolina Kotchetkoff

Photo by Carolina Kotchetkoff

Are you a visual artist, a writer, a photographer, a sculptor, a musician, a curator, a dancer, a designer, a researcher, an architect, an actor, a filmmaker, a dancer, a performer, a curator? Do you identify as LGBTIQA+? Are you based in Lebanon? Do you want to participate in a 4-week art residency in the Atlantic rain forest in Brazil during the month of May 2020 to reflect and produce art that reverberates on your perception of the sexual and gender diversity with a focus on Lebanon?

Learn more.

Opening Night