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Al-Araby

There’s little doubt that Lebanonhad led the LGBTQ+ revolution in the Middle East. One just has to walk around Beirut’s Bourj Hammoud neighbourhood to see this in effect. And yet, homophobia continues to prevail. LGBTQ+ rights have been a fraught battleground in Lebanon; public officials use their platform to spout prejudice, with the 2022 Lebanese elections often descending into a showcase of ignorance. Now, keen activists and NGOs are fighting this trend head-on by challenging stereotypes and social consequences in their quest to create an inclusive national atmosphere. “[Creating] safe spac…

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