Author Archives: DannySays

About DannySays

Danny is a guy with lots on his mind; he is a gay Arab man; a writer and a cheesy person most of the time.

EQUALATHON: Dekwaneh Part 2: An International Perspective


In Dekwaneh Part 2: An International Perspective, I detailed how an illegal raid against a gay friendly club was undertaken by an arrogant municipality leader. In this post I’d like to talk about the response since the humiliating raid. Bloggers and … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: A WORLD WITH NO HOMOPHOBIA


In a world with no homophobia, things would go this way: -Children won’t feel weird about same sex attraction, everyone has it at a certain point -Guilt towards God would not exist, we’d promise him to have safe sex -Bullying … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: Multi-Gender Society: A Harmless Reality


A Bissu practicing his role as a spiritual leader Middle Eastern and Western societies are or have traditionally been narrow-minded as far as the roles of sexes, and subsequently that of genders, are considered. Gender identity is complex and sometimes difficult to … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: DEKWANEH PART 1: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community around the world has been making significant progress. Whether it be marriage equality inEurope and South America, or finding basic recognition in Asia the walk to equality hasn’t always been steady, but it has been … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: Come Out!


Bertho, showing his bride out loud in Beirut, as a response to the #DekAbuse

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EQUALATHON: We’re All Family


I was born and raised in Lebanon and I stand before you this evening in support of this ordinance. I worry about the future of our city ; yes of course Today, and every day, we fight for freedom, justice, … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: The Ghosts in Your City


I’m on top of the world, ‘ay! Waiting on this for a while now, paying my dues to the dirt. I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay! Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay! Take you with me if I can, been dreaming … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: Victimizing oneself


I always watched TV episodes prepared on the subject of homosexuality in Lebanon. It always used to bug me, to see some people addressing the viewers as victims. Well maybe they are, truly, yet still i was bugged. What bugs … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: I blog for dignity


  “When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises” – Angela Merkel The LGBT community in Lebanon is subjected to discrimination on a daily basis. We always thought that the people needed more education on that matter and … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: عن جد حلوا عن طيزنا


It has been quite some time now since the Dekwaneh incident and I’ve read way too many articles and heard way too many “official” responses concerning the issue and I think I can now publish how I see the whole … Continue reading

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