Out of the Closet

Out of the Closet Lebanon may be one of the most liberal Arab countries but this tolerance does not extend to homosexuals. Now, Beirut's gay community is fighting back.
"There's no doubt that homosexuality is the idea of Satan," proclaims an Imam. Gay people are believed to be possessed by demons and homosexuality can still lead to a year in jail. But a small revolution is slowly taking place. Helem, the Arab world's first public gay rights organisation, is fighting to end the discrimination.

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