Posts tagged 11 June 2018
Beirut Pride Was Forcibly Canceled. Lebanon's LGBTQ Community Remains Undeterred.

Behind a building in the northern outskirts of the city, a crowd gathered around a black door. Inside, drag queens beat their faces with makeup to prepare for the Grand Ball, a nod to the queer subculture that flourished in New York City during the 1970s and ’80s, popularized in the famous documentary “Paris is Burning.” On the catwalk, they danced to Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero” and other pop songs in Arabic as their young audience roared with applause.

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Beirut Pride Was Forcibly Canceled. Lebanon’s LGBTQ Community Remains Undeterred.

Lebanese LGBTQ people are still struggling with archaic “unnatural action” laws from the days of French colonization.

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