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Lebanon: Police Crackdown on IDAHOTB events – Human Rights Watch reports

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This article was originally published by Human Rights Watch. Read the original HERE (Beirut) – The Lebanese Internal Security Forces arrested a prominent LGBT rights activist and pressured him to cancel Beirut Pride events, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown violates freedom of assembly and association and is a step backward in a country that has made progress toward respecting …

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Reports on IDAHOTB 2018 in Middle East and North Africa

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In the MENA region, LGBTIQ++ people continue to face invisibility, stigma, discrimination, and violence.  Despite growing movements, there persists a significant underrepresentation of gender, sexual, and bodily rights. The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality has produced this website to shed light on all the work that is being done in the region to promote LGBTIQ++ rights. We will be …

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Lebanon – IDAHOTB 2018 Country Page

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BEIRUT PRIDE 2018 WILL TAKE PLACE 12 – 20 MAY 2018. The opening party is musically intense, the mini ball became a big ball, the LGBTIQ+ storytelling is awaiting you, legal panels and politics are for your interaction, parties are abundant -performances as well-, movies set a new platform, and much more for later on! More info HERE   . …

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IDAHOT 2017 Country Page: Middle-East North Africa

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An excellent compilation of information coming from the Arab Foundation for Equality 14 NGOs IDAHOT event in the MENA region this year! 26-05-17 This year’s IDAHOT theme was family. Many LGBTIQ++ organisations in the MENA region worked hard on being part of the celebrations this year by organising different events and actions. Some organisations focused on the theme and showed …

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Beirut PRIDE: an analysis from the inside

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Lebanon’s 2017 Pride Week: The LGBT Community persists and prevails, Despite threats and conspiracy between extremist groups and government officials   Synopsis Lebanon’s Pride Week commemorating IDAHOT 2017 marks 13 years of LGBT activism in Lebanon with a clash between the extremist conservative religious establishment and the LGBT movement, its allies among civil rights organizations and the media; the last …

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