Browsing All posts tagged under »Beirut«

The End of the Revolution, According to Gino

May 28, 2015


If you haven’t done so already, read this first. Last night, between 3 and 4AM, Lebanon’s revolution died. This country’s only hope burned down to the ground, and unlike the Phoenix, it will not rise again, which proves that God doesn’t exist. When I started Lebanon’s nightlife a few years ago, I had hope. Hope […]

The Fattouche Complex

October 24, 2014


Stop it with your shock and awe. Let’s wake the fuck up. We all feel as entitled as Fattouche does. True, he’s a fucking asshole for actually hitting a woman, but his behavior is far from exceptional. We are all guilty of the things he is guilty of. First and foremost, this is about violence […]

Every Single Article Ever Written About Being Gay in Beirut in One Convenient Article

November 5, 2013


It’s a dark night in Beirut, the San Francisco of the Middle East. This darkness is powerful. It represents Beirut’s past, its present, and its bleak future. But tonight, it also represents the state of gay people in this Middle Eastern city by the sea. Hassan, whose name I have changed to protect his privacy […]

Beirut Noise

June 23, 2013


Beirut is loud these days. Very loud. There’s the usual noise: the honking cabs, the whistling boys, the over enthusiastic greetings. There’s the construction, left and right, below ground and up in the air, building new homes, offices, shops, and restaurants that will remain empty. We still have the whispers. “Look at what she’s wearing”, […]