Fighting For Gay Rights in Lebanon

March 24, 2009

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Rally in Beirut

Like Africa, most of the Arab world considers homosexuality perverse. In Saudi Arabia, it's punishable by death. But there are pockets of tolerance, one example is Beirut, home to one of the region's only gay neighborhoods. In Lebanon, homosexuality is illegal and the law offers gays and lesbians no special protections from discrimination. Georges Azzi wants to change that, he is the national coordinator of the Beirut-based group Helem.