Tag Archives: Lebanon

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser With Lebanese PM

CBS News reports: During President Trump’s joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri Tuesday, there are a number of issues he may be asked about, including his relationship with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as the health care bill which is being considered in the Senate. Mr. Trump and Hariri are meeting about fighting terrorism, the economy ...

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BERLIN: Court Fines Family For Trying To Force 15 Year-Old Gay Boy Into Marriage

Via the Associated Press: A Berlin court has fined three Lebanese men on allegations they seized a 15-year-old relative against his will in what he says was an attempt to force him into marriage because he’s gay. State Court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said Thursday the boy’s father and two uncles were each fined 1,350 euros ($1,430), or 90 days in ...

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LEBANON: Activists Hail “Landmark Ruling” On Criminalization Of Gay Sex

Via the Lebanon Daily Star: A judge presiding over a case prosecuting homosexuality has ruled that a notorious piece of legislation criminalizing gay sex is not valid, a decision that has been hailed as a major achievement by activists in Lebanon. The latest edition of The Legal Agenda, a quarterly magazine published by the non-governmental organization of the same name, ...

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BBC: Gay Rights Threatened In Lebanon

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LEBANON: Rioters Destroy US Businesses

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Beirut, New Gay Hotspot?

For about as long as I can remember, Beirut has been the go-to comparison for describing another place as desolate and dangerous. As in “the Bronx is the Beirut of America.” But according to a lengthy travel piece in yesterday’s New York Times, Beirut is now the “Provincetown of the Middle East.” While homosexual activity (technically, sexual relations that officials ...

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Gays Protest Police Brutality In Beirut

In what at an Arab gay blogger calls a first of its kind for the region, last week Lebanese gays protested recent beatings by local police. The protest was organized by Lebanese LGBT rights group Helem, which reports: Nearly two hundred people gathered yesterday afternoon at the crossroads of Sodeco in Beirut to protest against violations of the rights of ...

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