Save the date: May 17th - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be advancing the cause more than you think!
Contributing bloggers (Listed alphabetically):
Beirut Boy: Email | @beirutboy
Gay in Beirut: Email | @gayinbeirut
LebaGaGa: Email | @lebagaga
Lebanese Alien: Email | @Lebanesealien
Lebanon Rebel: Email | @lebanonrebel
Rainbow Experience: Email | @rainbowexp
Raynbow Monitor: Email | @LebLGBTmonitor
Art Director: @zoozel