LEBANESE ORGANIZER SCRAPS LGBT EVENTS AFTER ARREST ON MORALITY GROUNDS

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Lebanese organizer scraps LGBT events after arrest on

May 19, 2018 · May 16 (UPI) — Gay pride celebrations in Lebanon this week have been canceled after the event’s organizer was arrested for “breaching” public morality. Organizer Hami Damien was detained by police for questioning over the pride events after Lebanese authorities tried to stop a related event Monday night, saying it was …
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Lebanese organizer scraps LGBT events after arrest on

May 16, 2018 · May 16 (UPI) — Gay pride celebrations in Lebanon this week have been canceled after the event’s organizer was arrested for “breaching” public morality. Organizer Hami Damien was detained by police for questioning over the pride events after Lebanese authorities tried to stop a related event Monday night, saying it was …
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Lebanese organizer scraps LGBT occasions after arrest …

Might 16 — Homosexual pleasure celebrations in Lebanon this week have been canceled after the occasion’s organizer was arrested for “breaching” public morality. Organizer Hami Damien was detained by police for questioning over the pleasure occasions after Lebanese authorities tried to cease a associated occasion Monday evening, saying it …
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Beirut Pride cancels LGBT events after arrest of …

The organiser of Beirut Pride said he was held overnight by Lebanese authorities who released him only when he signed a pledge to cancel the week’s remaining events. Lebanon last year became the first Arab country to hold a Pride week, though the opening event was cancelled because of safety
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Gay Lebanese scrap pride event because of threats | …

Gay Lebanese scrap pride event because of threats. By Afp. Published: 16:32 EDT, 21 May 2017 | Updated: 16:32 EDT, 21 May 2017 e-mail; 5 shares. Members of Lebanon’s LGBT community attend a luncheon after scrapping plans for a gay pride rally fearing a backlash from conservatives and Islamists. Gay Lebanese celebrated privately …
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Lebanon is getting closer to decriminalising homosexuality

“Most people arrested under this law aren’t detained in the act but in the street because of their appearance,” she said. Although Lebanon is more tolerant than other Arab states, being LGBT is still regularly mocked on television and police often perform raids on nightclubs they suspect are frequented by gay men.
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Lebanon: Police Crackdown on IDAHOTB events – …

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…
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Gay Lebanese scrap pride event because of threats

Gay Lebanese celebrated privately Sunday the closing ceremony of the first gay pride rally in their country and the Arab world, fearing reprisals from police or Islamists. It was part of Lebanon and the Arab world’s first week-long festival to denounce discrimination against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Initially the …
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