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.