Does homophobia affect you or someone you love? OF COURSE, it does.
So why don’t you put your feelings into words?
Your short article will be posted on the Lebanon Idaho blog next month =)
Doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight. Anonymous or not.
Just write and speak up!!
Email me your work (could even be just a small paragraph) at:
A big shout out goes out to an awesome reader from Cyprus.
He was a fan of the #LebIDAHO campaign that we did last year, and loved the flyers that were posted on Beirut’s walls.
So he printed out the flyer designs and hung them in his apartment!
Thanks for your support buddy!
Hope you’re doing well.
Kisses from Beirut.
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Pic source: A Reader from Cyprus…
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
Save the Date.
May 17: The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO)
Lebanon might not have a flashy gay parade with rainbow flags waving above our heads just yet. But many of us Lebanese, gay, straight or anywhere in between, are already actively engaged in a collective effort trying to raise awareness and fight homophobia.
More often than not, homophobia is just another by-product of ignorance. People remaining stuck with their pre-conceived ideas, their limited knowledge about how homosexuality plays out in real life.
That’s where your stories, your personal experiences and your opinions can help a great deal. Sharing some of your thoughts with the rest of us will help spread awareness within, as well as outside the community.
So here’s the deal: As Lebanon’s LGBT blogosphere, we are asking everyone, gay or straight, to take a minute to think: How does homophobia affect you or someone you love?
Write 150 words or less and email to: email@example.com
You will be advancing the cause more than you think!
Wanna check our blog?
This is it: http://lebidaho.wordpress.com/
This project is a collaborative effort between LGBT bloggers & our awesome Graphic Designer!
Listed alphabetically…we are: