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EQUALATION: A First Kiss


I decided to ignore the warnings, the stories and the rumors. I kissed him goodnight, in the middle of downtown Beirut. Everything I expected from a first kiss was there: the pounding heart, the butterflies, the thrill, and the joy… … Continue reading

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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: 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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#LEBidaho 2012: We Will Not Be Censored


Last week, a homophobic article published in a Lebanese student newspaper reconfirmed the fact that people have big misconceptions surrounding the LGBTQ community. “Being gay is a disease.” “Homosexuality is like having a chain around a man’s neck” “Gays are the … Continue reading

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2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Everyday be a Day Against Homophobia?


I am late, I know I am! But I was never known to remember dates… how could May 17th come so quickly? It seems it was only a few days ago that I saw this, and thought… I have to … Continue reading

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Today is the International Day Against Homophobia. Lebanon has a lot to say!


Over the past 20 days you have read stories of love and courage, resilience and survival, muted voices that were given an online forum to speak out loud and they gratefully did. Now it is time to hear from us. … Continue reading

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