Several events have been planned for Lebanon in what is already proving to be one of the fullest calendars for the Middle East region.
In Beirut, local campaign group Helem will hold a number of events from the 12th until 17th of May. As well as a film screening and public discussion the event will also feature a panel discussion on media representations of LGBT individuals in Lebanon.
Also in Beirut, Proud Lebanon will hold a day of events to mark IDAHOT 2016 on May 15th. A discussion panel, public film screening and workshop presentation will all be held to help the LGBT community and their allies come together to foster cooperation and address issues of stigma and discrimination.
In support of IDAHOT 2016 Proud Lebanon also released an online video against discrimination. The video features Lebanese celebrities and notable figures and hopes to address some of the issues faced by the LGBT community.