Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser held overnight

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The organiser of Beirut Pride said he was detained overnight by Lebanese authorities who released him only when he signed a pledge to cancel the week’s remaining events.

Lebanon  last year became the first Arab country to hold a gay pride week, though the opening event was cancelled because of safety concerns after threats of violence.

This year’s pride week began on May 12 and was due to run until May 20.

Lebanon  is widely seen as more socially liberal than most other Arab countries, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say they are...


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Beirut Pride cancelled after organiser held overnight


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