The Proud Lebanon group had planned to host journalists, artists and doctors at a hotel in Beirut at an event to focus on discrimination against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. A weekend seminar in Beirut to promote LGBT rights has been cancelled after “threats” from religious figures. “The Association of Muslim Scholars threatened to hold protests in front of the hotel, which finally cancelled the event,”
The conference, entitled “No matter who they love, they remain my children” was to have focused on the importance of family support for LGBT children.
Planned ahead of the May 17 International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), it was to have included the screening of a documentary collecting the testimonies of LGBT victims of discrimination in Lebanon.