Tag Archives: Beirut

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: Louder.


I moved to Montreal and a whole new world opened up for me. It wasn’t like I hadn’t already had my share of fun in Beirut, it was just that now I could do it without having to look over … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: I Chose to be Gay


Yes, you’re reading it right. Your eyes are fine. It was back in 2000. I was 18 years old. I woke up on a rainy sunday morning, had eggs and tea with my parents, headed back to my bedroom and … Continue reading

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EQUALATON: The Ink


Because the first time I really felt free was that day spent at Brighton while seagulls were peacefully gliding above the pier. Because Elphaba didn’t let anyone pull her down, she flew away when everyone told her she couldn’t even … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: -T- بالعربي


I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires I know that I do normally blog in English, but this time, I think that I should use my mother’s … Continue reading

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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: صديقي المثّلي


I used this photo because I believe that all citizens should be treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. and as a participation in “Online Marathon for Equality” The red says “7okouk” Arabic for “Rights”. The two … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: It’s Now Or Never


The community is invited today to launch its activism on the ground through the masses. Many activists have been working their asses off throughout the past years to set an adequate environment. Today more than ever, people are ready to … Continue reading

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