Posts tagged 16 May 2018
Not A Shock: The Only Gay Pride Event In The Arab Middle East Has Been Canceled

It may come as no surprise, but the Arab Middle East's only gay pride event has been canceled and its organizer has been arrested.

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Gay Pride in Libanon afgelast na interventie politie

Vorig jaar was Libanon het eerste Arabische land waar een Gay Pride werd georganiseerd.

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Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser held overnight by authorities

Lebanon last year became the first Arab country to hold a gay pride week.

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Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser detained

Last year, Lebanon became the first Arab country to hold a gay pride week.

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Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser detained

Last year, Lebanon became the first Arab country to hold a gay pride week.

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Au Liban, la gay pride annulée à cause des pressions des autorités

La deuxième édition de la gay pride au Liban a été annulée à cause des pressions des autorités, ont annoncé les organisateurs de cette initiative inédite dans le monde arabe.

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Following pressure by security forces, Beirut Pride 2018 is “suspended for the time being”

For the second year in a row, Beirut Pride, in collaboration with other groups supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, has organized talks and events against hate and discrimination based on gender and sexual diversity.

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La Beirut Pride annulée après l'arrestation, quelques heures durant, de son coordinateur

Hadi Damien a été détenu toute une nuit, de lundi à mardi, à la gendarmerie de Hobeiche.

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Lebanon’s gay pride week brought to halt after crackdown

The organizer of Lebanon’s beleaguered gay pride week has been briefly detained days into the celebrations and the rest of the festival’s events cancelled.

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Lebanon's Gay Pride Week Brought to Halt After Crackdown

Lebanon's beleaguered gay pride week was cancelled a couple of days into the celebrations after its organizer was briefly detained.

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Lebanon's gay pride organiser detained, week's events cancelled

Lebanon's gay pride week was cancelled on Tuesday after its organiser was briefly detained.

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Lebanon Is Known as Gay Friendly. But Pride Week Was Shut Down.

The cancellation was a blow to gay men, lesbians and transgender people in Lebanon, who say they face legal and social discrimination despite living in one of the most socially liberal countries in the Arab world.

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Beirut Pride canceled after organizer held overnight by authorities

Lebanon is widely seen as more socially liberal than most other Arab countries, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say they are still discriminated against by state and society.

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Beirut Pride Canceled After Organizer Is Detained By Authorities

The news comes just one year after Lebanon’s first pride celebration.

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Beirut Pride cancelled in Lebanon after police detain organizer

On Tuesday, a 9-day-long Lebanese LGBTQI+ event put a halt to its activities after its organizer, Hadi Damien, was detained and taken in for questioning. Beirut Pride, the collaborative platform behind the event, began on May 12. However, following alleged complaints and claims, Damien was detained and held in custody overnight. He was brought in to the station at 11 P.M. on May 14 and released the next day at 3 P.M., Damien told StepFeed. 

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Following pressure by security forces, Beirut Pride 2018 is “suspended for the time being”

For the second year in a row, Beirut Pride, in collaboration with other groups supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, has organized talks and events against hate and discrimination based on gender and sexual diversity.

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Lebanon’s gay pride week brought to halt

The organizer of Lebanon’s beleaguered gay pride week has been briefly detained days into the celebrations and the rest of the festival’s events canceled.

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