LGBTQ ProjectsThese projects include activities that struggle for equal citizenship rights and combat discrimination of persons with non-conforming sexualities and gender identities
Homosexuality and other non-conforming sexual identities have always existed in the Arab World. Even though heterosexuality is still the only recognized and acknowledged sexual identity, the history of the region is filled with homo-erotic art and poetry, same-sex relations and subversive patterns of behavior. It is true to say that non-heterosexual persons suffer from homophobia, discrimination, threats and humiliation. Yet in recent years, for example in Lebanon, there has been a significant rise in movements aiming at granting more visibility and rights to those marginalized groups.