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Kulturguide: Libanons LGBT-scene

Hadi Damien, grundlægger af Beirut Pride, viser vej på kulturscenen, hvor Libanons seksuelle minoriteter folder sig ud på scene, på lærredet, i litteraturen, i kunsten og online.

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Beirut Pride - tro, håb og kærlighed 4:4: Tro, håb, kærlighed og nye vinde

2017 blev året, hvor den arabiske verden fik sin første og hidtil eneste Pride, Beirut Pride. Men at gentage succesen viste sig lettere sagt end gjort. Manden bag det hele, Hadi Damien, fortæller i den miniserie om Priden, historien og situationen nu for LGBTIQ+ i Libanon og regionen, samt hvad der skete, da myndighederne afbryd Priden i år. I dette afsnit fortæller Damien om tro, håb, kærlighed og nye vinde, både i Libanon og i regionen.

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Beirut Pride - tro, håb og kærlighed 3:4: Beirut Pride 2018 - hvad sker der?

2017 blev året, hvor den arabiske verden fik sin første og hidtil eneste Pride, Beirut Pride. Men at gentage succesen viste sig lettere sagt end gjort. Manden bag det hele, Hadi Damien, fortæller i denne miniserie om Priden, historien og situationen nu for LGBTIQ+ i Libanon og regionen, samt hvad der skete, da myndighederne afbryd Priden i år. I dette afsnit fortæller Damien om Beirut Pride 2018 og fremtiden.

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Beirut Pride - tro, håb og kærlighed 2:4: Livet som LGBTIQ+ i Beirut

2017 blev året, hvor den arabiske verden fik sin første og hidtil eneste Pride, Beirut Pride. Men at gentage succesen viste sig lettere sagt end gjort. Manden bag det hele, Hadi Damien, fortæller i denne miniserie om Priden, historien og situationen nu for LGBTIQ+ i Libanon og regionen, samt hvad der skete, da myndighederne afbryd Priden i år. I dette afsnit fortæller Damien om Livet som LGBTIQ+ i Beirut og tankerne omkring en parade. 

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Beirut Pride - tro, håb og kærlighed 1:4: Hvordan det hele begyndte

2017 blev året, hvor den arabiske verden fik sin første og hidtil eneste Pride, Beirut Pride. Men at gentage succesen viste sig lettere sagt end gjort. Manden bag det hele, Hadi Damien, fortæller i denne miniserie om Priden, historien og situationen nu for LGBTIQ+ i Libanon og regionen, samt hvad der skete, da myndighederne afbrød Priden i år. I dette afsnit fortæller Damien om Pridens fødsel og det særlige ved netop Beirut Pride.

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Beirut Pride - tro, håb og kærlighed: En Pride er ikke bare en Pride

I 2017 oplevede den arabiske verden sin første Pride nogensinde, Beirut Pride. Det blev en kæmpe succes, der blev dækket af en begejstret verdenspresse. Ikke alle i Libanon delte dog begejstringen. Beirut Pride 2018 blev afbrudt, og endte med anholdelsen af grundlæggeren, Hadi Damien.

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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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After Beirut Pride’s Cancellation, LGBTQ+ Lebanese People Fight Back

Queer Lebanese people explain the importance of Pride, and how they're working toward LGBTQ+ equality in Lebanon.

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How far can suspending Beirut’s “pride” go?

With so many campaigns, initiatives, and movements supporting LGBTQ+ rights gaining strong ground recently, the question about whether the government is going to take sound measures to protect such a community (among other marginalised ones) resonates beyond the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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In Beirut, Police Presence Lurks Outside LGBTQ Community

Mere minutes before a play was set to begin highlighting queer issues, Hadi Damien, the organizer of Beirut Pride, was found and arrested by members of Lebanon’s anti-vice police and held. Although Beirut is considered to be one of the most queer-friendly cities in the entire Middle East, the police intervention into its Pride celebration is a grim reminder that LGBTIQ+ rights are routinely denied and its community members harassed by governments.

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Beirut Pride's Hadi Damien Q&A: Lebanon's LGBT movement is 'growing'

Earlier this week, Beirut Pride’s second edition was in full swing, with events such as concerts, a workshop on health and HIV, and a conference on LGBT legal rights scheduled up until Sunday.

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Exclusive: Beirut Pride founder says he was forced to cancel events after threats of immorality charges

Hadi Damien, the director of the eight-day festival due to take place between May 12 and 20, was held overnight at Hbeish police station on Monday.

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Lebanon Gay Pride Festival Cancelled By Authorities

Despite Lebanon being seemingly gay-friendly as it has one of the Arab world’s most open and active gay communities. Authorities ended the nine-day festival citing “censorship approval” according to a statement on the Beirut Pride website.

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Beirut Pride ends abruptly after authorities detain organiser

The organiser of Beirut Pride week, Hadi Damien, remains optimistic despite having been detained overnight.

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Lebanon: Police Shutter Pride Events. Crackdown, Arrest of LGBT Activist Violates Rights.

The Lebanese Internal Security Forces arrested a prominent LGBT rights activist and pressured him to cancel Beirut Pride events. The crackdown violates freedom of assembly and association and is a step backward in a country that has made progress toward respecting the rights of LGBT people.

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Despite Beirut Pride cancellation, the show must go on

May 17 marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) and should have been celebrated in Lebanon during the Beirut Pride week with a storytelling night from the LGBTQ community. But the event, as well as the rest of the week's activities, were shut down by the Lebanese authorities.

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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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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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