We’re Going to the Streets!

If the walls of Gemmayze, Hamra, Spears & Monot could talk, they would say:

“I lost my new job because of my new boyfriend”

“ما بقا بدي اسمع: عقبالك”

“Enough! It’s my turn to tell my story”

The team behind the IDAHO-Lebanon website is going to the streets to encourage people to share their stories about facing homophobia.

Check out those cool flyers we’ve posted so far!

Special thanks to my friends who helped me in printing & posting the flyers in the wee hours of the morning! You were right…couldn’t have done this alone. I’m glad I didn’t. 😉

If you want to spread the word, print some of those flyers our Art Director designed, & post them on the streets yourself, contact me! =)

pics sources: @Zoozel & I

35 thoughts on “We’re Going to the Streets!

  1. Aline S. May 8, 2011 / 10:09 am

    YESSSSSSS
    I wish I was in Leb right now.. I would’ve put up the posters all over the place with you good people…

    I wish u all the luck with this.

    • BeirutBoy May 9, 2011 / 10:05 am

      Thanks 4 ur constant support Aline =)

  2. jimmy May 8, 2011 / 11:38 am

    Oh wow that’s great ! don’t forget to print it in arabic too and in french !

    • BeirutBoy May 9, 2011 / 10:06 am

      We did print in Arabic, but French no. Any ideas on some French sentences?

      • jimmy May 9, 2011 / 1:14 pm

        What about “Je ne suis pas gay mais mon copain l’est” LOL

    • BeirutBoy May 9, 2011 / 10:07 am

      10x Nathan! If you’re interested in putting up some of those posters in some neighborhood, let me know =)

  3. Riham May 8, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    Ouch, the one in green is so sad, but I know it is a reality for a lot of women in Lebanon.
    Great job guys!

  4. Marie-H May 8, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Man, this is amazing! Great job! I’m so proud!
    I’m totally printing some. 😀

    Speaking of flyers, you see the last picture? There’s this flyer with ‘Green Your Culture’ on it. It’s like an art and music expedition in Sanayeh. Are you going?

    • BeirutBoy May 9, 2011 / 10:15 am

      Alright. Thanks for volunteering! 🙂
      I saw the time of this event but I’ll be busy Saturday afternoon! It sounds rly cool though!

      • Marie-H May 9, 2011 / 9:20 pm

        Hehe, I’m going xD it’s 5 minutes away from my house.
        Only one question about the flyers: do you have any templates or do I make my own?

      • BeirutBoy May 9, 2011 / 9:58 pm

        No they’re already done. Check ur email =)

      • Marie-H May 14, 2011 / 12:20 am

        Bought the coloured paper today, and printed them, only I want to know: what kind of glue should I use?

      • BeirutBoy May 14, 2011 / 9:53 pm

        That’s gr8! I emailed u the info 🙂

  5. Ralph May 8, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    Very good job!

  6. BiSexual May 8, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    that’s great guys, keep the hard work 🙂

  7. GASScuteGASS May 9, 2011 / 11:41 am

    I saw the posters in Gemm on sat and they caught my attention and I paused for a minute and read them. I liked them. Had no idea it was you behind the mastermind idea.

    great job! keep going!

  8. yasmine May 9, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    loving the posters 😉

  9. Gaytheist May 9, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Great post! Today I posted something similar on my blog..some photographs I took in Hamra.

    • BeirutBoy May 9, 2011 / 8:51 pm

      I know. I tweeted about ur post! 10x 4 sharin the pics u took =)

      • Gaytheist May 10, 2011 / 1:24 am

        Thanks dear! It was just nice seeing all those messages on our streets! I had to take those pics

  10. Mish May 11, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    So glad you covered the annoying missing Z! :p
    loved the idea, keep up the good work 😀

    • BeirutBoy May 11, 2011 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks Mish! Wlak Missing Z was everywhere we went. we had no other choice but to cover that “Z” =P

  11. Moe May 12, 2011 / 10:16 am

    People are ripping them off in Hamra and Achrafieh 😦

    • BeirutBoy May 12, 2011 / 2:04 pm

      That’s great! We’re getting people’s attention. We’ll have another round of posting soon!

  12. Nay August 8, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    The first poster is still hanging! Walk by it everyday when walking my dog 😛

    • BeirutBoy August 9, 2011 / 4:13 pm

      good to hear! I took some pics tday! will post them tmrw 🙂

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