Posts tagged 17 May 2018
Lebanon: 'outrageous' crackdown on Beirut Pride condemned

Director of Beirut Pride Week detained and interrogated for ‘encouraging debauchery’

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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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لبنان: قمع فعاليات أسبوع "فخر بيروت" هو محاولة مشينة لحرمان أفراد مجتمع الميم من حقوقهم الإنسانية

قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن منع الأنشطة التي كان من المقرر أن تنفّذها شركة "فخر بيروت" إحياءً لذكرى "اليوم العالمي لمناهضة رهاب مجتمع الميم ورهاب التحول الجنسي" ("إيداهوت") ما هو إلا محاولة مشينة لحرمان أفراد هذا المجتمع من حقوقهم الإنسانية. فقد ألغت السلطات فعاليات كانت مدرجة ضمن البرنامج وقبضت على منظِّم أسبوع مهرجان "فخر بيروت" هادي دميان لفترة قصيرة

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Liban. La répression de la marche des fiertés de Beyrouth constitue une « tentative scandaleuse visant à nier les droits humains des personnes LGBTI »

La perturbation par les autorités libanaises des activités prévues pour la semaine de la marche des fiertés de Beyrouth constitue une tentative scandaleuse visant à nier les droits humains des personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI), a déclaré Amnesty International jeudi 17 mai. Les autorités ont annulé des événements du programme annoncé pour marquer la Journée mondiale contre l’homophobie et la transphobie, et elles ont arrêté brièvement Hadi Damien, l’organisateur de la semaine de la marche des fiertés de Beyrouth.

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Lebanon: Crackdown on Beirut Pride an “outrageous attempt to deny human rights of LGBTI people”

The Lebanese authorities’ disruption of activities planned for Beirut Pride Week is an outrageous attempt to deny the human rights of LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today. The authorities cancelled events within the program launched to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and briefly arrested Beirut Pride Week’s organizer Hadi Damien.

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Libano, arrestato l’organizzatore dell’unico Pride in Medio Oriente

Annullato il Beirut Pride. L'omosessualità è ancora un reato.

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الـ«هوموفوبيا» اللبنانية: حتى القراءة ممنوعة

دميان لم يتعرض لأذى مباشر أو غير مباشر، كما جرت العادة في التعامل مع ملف المثلية في لبنان لكن الأذى وقع على الجمعية وعلى جمهور كان قادماً للاستماع الى نص مسرحي

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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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LGBTQ Events Will Go On in Lebanon Even After Cancellation of Beirut Pride Week

LGBTQ activists have a message for authorities in Lebanon after police forced the shutdown of Beirut’s second Pride celebration: You can’t stop a movement.

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Polisi Hentikan Festival Gay di Lebanon

Kaum LGBT di sana memang kerap jadi sasaran polisi. Festival Gay di Lebanon, Beirut Pride harus dihentikan paksa oleh pihak berwenang, Selasa (15/5/2018). Padahal even yang dimulai pada tanggal 12 Mei itu harusnya berakhir pada 20 Mei mendatang.

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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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