Tag Archives: Lebanon

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: 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: 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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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: 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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EQUALATHON: Hall Of Shame


Walk with us in the hall of shame Within the dickheads’ erection, we have the appearance of two new names. 1-Georges Abu Abboud: Mayor of Dekweneh Yesterday i decided to watch the episode that Joe Maalouf prepared about the crime … Continue reading

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EQUALATHON: We will always exist …


No one can doubt that as Lebanese LGBT community we have accomplished a lot and we are still accomplishing more but what we have done so far is nothing compared to the the rights that we deserve and the equality we are … Continue reading

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