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Current debates on LGBT activism in Lebanon: between consumerism and inclusivity


An article by Helem’s president, Ms. Hiba Abbani, caused a controversy in the LGBT commuity and their supporters. The article was published among a series of articles in a space provided by Al-Akhbar newspaper on the International Woman Day. We summarized the series of events. Below you will find links to Abbani’s article and all responses it generated.

March 8, 2011: Hiba Abbani’s article in Al-Akhbar – حقوق مثليّي/ات لبنان: أسقطوا النظام الطائفي

Responses from the community:

March 9, 2011: Raynbow Media Monitor Blog – Did Helem miss!? “ما موقف جمعية حلم من موقف “جمعية حلم

March 9, 2011: Lebanese LGBT Media Monitor post and comments

March 12, 2011: Dr. Hasan Abdessamad Blog – Can we discriminate in fighting discrimination!?

March 14, 2011: Mr. Georges Azzi Blog – Gay bars and activists

March 14, 2011: Bekhsoos – حقوق مثليّي/ات لبنان: أسقطوا النظام الطائفي

March 15 2011: Mr. Bertho Makso – A response to Ms. Abanni – Helem’s Chair & Board member: A way forward for LGBT activism – diversity, respect and inclusivity

March 16 2011: Mind Soup Blog – Lebanese LGBT Community Debates Gay Consumerism and Classism

If we missed any related article or link, please share with us.

 

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