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  • Lebanon & LGBT : The Story of HELEM

    , par MAKAREM Ghassan

    This article is an account of the formation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) group, Himaya Lubnaniya lil Mithliyeen wal Mithliyat (HELEM). In Arabic, the name means “Lebanese protection for gays and lesbians,” and its acronym means “dream.” HELEM formed in Lebanon (...)

  • LGBTIQ rights and the movement for change in Lebanon

    , by MAKAREM Ghassan

    Lebanese society is quite divided on issues of sexuality. Traditional relations prevail, but the great majority of Lebanon’s population currently lives in cities and is adapting an urban lifestyle, bringing forth issues of “new” sexual identities. In addition, the multi-religious (...)