Posts tagged 17 May 2018
Beirut Pride, the only gay pride event in the Arab world, cancelled after organizer arrested

Despite having a large Muslim population, Lebanon is considered the most gay-friendly Arab country and the local law prohibiting "any sexual intercourse contrary to the order of nature" isn't enforced. Last year, it was celebrated for being the first Arab country to allow a gay pride week, but it seems the tradition isn't lasting.

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Arresti e censura: così il Libano sospende il Beirut Pride

Tutte le attività del Gay Pride a Beirut, in Libano, sono state ufficialmente sospese: è questo l’annuncio fatto due giorni fa da Hadi Damien, uno degli organizzatori della manifestazione, in seguito al suo rilascio dopo un arresto durato quasi 18 ore. Il Beirut Pride 2018 è stato organizzato attorno alla Giornata Internazionale contro l’Omofobia, la Bifobia e la Transfobia, con un programma ricco di eventi culturali e dibattiti pubblici per nove giorni di seguito, a partire dal 12 maggio.

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Defiance in face of pride cancellation

Members of Beirut’s LGBTQ community vowed to keep fighting for equal rights Wednesday, despite the cancellation of the city’s second-ever pride week.

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Everyone is welcome: the only gay hangout in the Arab world

Everyone is welcome.

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Lebanon authorities block gay pride festival's organiser

Lebanon's LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended after authorities interrogated its organiser and threatened him with prosecution.

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Lebanese Censors Demand Shutdown of Reading, Then Beirut Pride

Three days of Pride events — scheduled for May 12-20, 2018 — had already gone off. A reading was scheduled for the evening of May 14: an Arabic reading of Yann Verbugh’s playtext Ogres, which is billed as a “journey to the heart of homophobia in our world today.”

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Lebanon authorities block gay pride festival

Lebanon’s LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended.

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Cancelación de Beirut Pride es "acoso del Estado" libanés a LGBTI, según AI

Amnistía Internacional (AI) aseguró hoy que impedir la celebración de la semana del Beirut Pride y el arresto de uno de los organizadores niega sus derechos a los gais, lesbianas, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI) y representa un caso de "acoso del Estado" contra ellos.

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