British and Dutch embassies in Lebanon flied Pride flags ahead of IDAHOT


This is the first time in Lebanese history when rainbow flag is flied in public places to bark the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. The UK embassy explained: “On IDAHOBIT we recall that LGBT rights are human rights. Everyone deserves respect & dignity; no one should live in fear.” The Dutch embassy added: “We are proud to fly the rainbow flag on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia #IDAHOT2017 in support of all who fight discrimination and hate in Lebanon and around the world. We will continue to work towards a world where everyone is equal, no matter their race, colour, gender identity or gender expression and unequivocally defend LGBTIQ-rights as human rights.” As for gay rights in Lebanon, they are strictly limited. Being gay is not a crime, but it is only a legal term. In fact, gay people are condemned and persecuted in conservative Lebanese society.


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