LGBTQ Rally in Lebanon thwarted by residents. A group of people attempted to organize an LGBT rally at the center of Beirut, Lebanon but failed.
Several people belonging to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, OR Questioning) wanted their rights and hence held a rally that lasted only for a few minutes.
The news went viral on social media along with some video clips in which people from the pertinent community were filmed and arrested by the police.
This year, on Sunday, June 25, 2023, members of the same community were seen flocking to Manhattan in a massive crowd during NYC Pride 2023.
Note that Lebanon, like many countries, has a complex history regarding LGBTQ+ rights. While Lebanon is considered one of the more liberal countries in the Middle East, homosexuality is still largely stigmatized, and the country has laws against “unnatural” sexual intercourse, which are sometimes used to target LGBTQ+ individuals.
Therefore, LGBTQ rally in Lebanon, protests, or demonstrations aimed at addressing these issues and advocating for greater rights and acceptance.