Archives for the month of: February, 2012

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L: lesbians
A woman attracted to a woman

G: Gays
Men attracted to men

B: bisexual
A person who is attracted to two sexes or two genders, but not necessarily simultaneously or equally

T: transexual
Transsexual refers to a person who experiences a mismatch of the sex they were born as and the sex they identify as. A transsexual sometimes undergoes medical treatment to change his/her physical sex to match his/her sex identity through hormone treatments and/or surgically. Not all transsexuals can have or desire surgery.

I: intersex
intersexuality is a set of medical conditions that feature congenital anomaly of the reproductive and sexual system. That is, intersex people are born with “sex chromosomes,” external genitalia, or internal reproductive systems that are not considered “standard” for either male or female

 Q: queer
A political statement, as well as a sexual orientation, which advocates breaking binary thinking and seeing both sexual orientation and gender identity as potentially fluid


Symbols related:

The Rainbow Freedom Flag:
designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker to designate the great diversity of the LGBTIQ community. It has been recognized by the International Flag Makers Association as the official flag of the LGBTIQ civil rights movement.

The Gay Activist Alliance originally chose the lambda, the Greek letter “L”, as a symbol in 1970. Organizers chose the letter “L” to signify liberation. The word has become a way of expressing the concept “lesbian and gay male” in a minimum of syllables and has been adopted by such organizations as Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.


Related movements in Lebanon:



Hurriyat khassa



Movements goal and concept:

  • Let gays and lesbians COME OUT OF THE CLOSET
  • Supporting LGBTIQ’s and other persons with non-conforming sexuality or gender identity in Lebanon
  • Liberation of LGBT from all sorts of violations of civil, political, economic, social, or cultural rights.
  • The annulment of article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code which punishes “unnatural sexual intercourse”.
  • To counter the AIDS epidemic and other sexually transmitted diseases while advocating for the rights of patients and combatting stigma.
  • End discrimination against LGBTIQ individuals in schools and universities and to remove books and academic references that promote hatred.
  • To stop discrimination against LGBTIQ individuals in health services and to make those services available to everyone equally, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, or socioeconomic status.
  • Respecting sexual freedoms and the freedom to choose one’s sexual or romantic partner.
  • social equality
  • Create a safe space in Lebanon where LGBT can meet, talk, discuss issues, share experiences, and work on improving their lives and themselves.


Movement members:

LGBT, People who are with LGBT even if they are straight people.

Movement audience:

Politicians, people against LGBT, religious people, Lebanese society in general including LGBT organizations and advocates and LGBT funders.

Some links and books related to this type of movement:

Lebanese books about LGBT rights:
Bareed mista3jil (by the Lebanese lesbian Feminist Collective)

Barra (Lebanese magazine for LGBT)

Rohab al mythlya (Lebanese book)

Unspeakable love

534 Only

ohobihom wa lakein

su7aq(LBT magazine)

homosexuality myth and facts

Lebanese sites for LGBT rights:,IRBC,,LBN,42df61223e,0.html

Lebanese Movies:
Red Chewing Gum, Akram Zaatari
How I Love You, Akram Zaatari
Cadillac Blues, Mazen Khaled
The Beirut Apartment, Daniele Salaris
Lesbanon,  Alissar Ghazal
Sukkar Banat, Nadine Labaki
Help, Marc Abi Rashed