Tag Archives: Lebanon

EQUALATHON: Dear Mr. Marwan Charbel


Dear Mr. Marwan Charbel, I have lived in this country all my life; I have seen the ugliest shit happen. I have seen bombs explode meters away, I have seen people cry and people die. I have seen the ugliest … Continue reading

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The look that changed me


Reading your stories on how you suffer and go through stress as a result from homophobia got me thinking about this topic. I will talk about myself. I’m a straight female. I come from a conservative community (religious and social) … Continue reading

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Immorality and Homosexuality


I was raised in a conservative family, not the kind to go to church every day or pray day and night but the kind that didn’t approve of nudity or homosexuality. Up until my father’s death I was so protected … Continue reading

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Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)


Celebrating the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia today May 17th , we are planning a fundraiser next Thursday May 24th 2012. With support from Raynbow and the Lebanese LGBT Media Monitor, and in collaboration with TAG events, we are hoping to raise some funds … Continue reading

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Teta, Sajedeta and Mohamad Sibai , the aftermath of a published homophobia


On a beautiful Sunday morning, I decided to visit Teta in her palace, a humble home in a Lebanese village where Teta, birds in her garden, a cat on her sofa and an 80 year old neighbor and friend coexist … Continue reading

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In the Name of Love


I’m a 16-year-old closeted gay boy. I live in Southern Lebanon. The moment I realized who I was was at age 12. I knew it’d be something I’d have to deal with in the future. The attraction I felt to the same … Continue reading

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I Am A Sufferer of Homphobia


I’m an 18-year-old girl, and I’m affected by homophobia. Because, no matter how much I am pro the right to love, this society and this culture (not necessarily just Lebanese by the way; let’s not over-glorify the Western culture, no … Continue reading

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Hatred From Homophobes Affects Me


I grew up believing homosexuality is so wrong that I convinced myself that there was no way I could be a homosexual myself.Now that I know otherwise, homophobic remarks made by friends and family, that I would have otherwise ignored … Continue reading

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I Have No Fear!


I don’t know if I was born this way, or I became gay later on. All I know is that when I was growing up, no one told me it was okay; my mama never told me I was born … Continue reading

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Homophobia Exists Everywhere


I’m a Lebanese guy, born and raised in Lebanon, in a somehow conservative family. Left Beirut at the age of 18 and currently living in the US away from family and close friends. I have always considered myself as one … Continue reading

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