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Beirut: Blast destroys vital lifeline for LGBT+ Lebanese

Beirut: Blast destroys vital lifeline for LGBT+ Lebanese

The massive blast that hit Beirut last week destroyed LGBT+ drop-in centres and gay-friendly bars and cafes that were a vital lifeline for an already vulnerable community, now in urgent need of help, activists and campaigners have warned. Lebanon’s main LGBT+ group Helem, which provided mental health and emergency support for victims of violence, arrest […]

Beirut:  Pride organisers cancel opening event after threats

Beirut: Pride organisers cancel opening event after threats

Organisers of Beirut Pride said they have cancelled the event’s opening concert, after threats meant they could not guarantee the safety of attendees at Lebanon’s third annual LGBT+ week. Organiser, Hadi Damien, said a concert planned for Saturday at The Palace theatre was axed, after the venue received threatening phone calls and posts on social […]