Browsing All posts tagged under »Helem«

The Problem with Helem

October 5, 2012


In the late 1990s, I got a call from a guy I had met online as part of the GayLebanon Yahoo group. He told me they were starting something, and we were to meet at the house of M. When I showed up at M’s place, it was FULL. We were easily 50 or 60 […]

36 men in jail, and 1 on TV

July 30, 2012


Oh it’s been a long day! There have been arrests, rumors, gay porn, homophobia, celebrities, bickering, outing, a really bad YouTube smear campaign, and, just for good measure, a touch of pinkwashing. As it stands today, it seems that 36 men were arrested Saturday in a cinema that shows pornographic movies. It is not clear […]

Debates on the participation of women and being ‘out’ (A Lebanese LGBT History Post)

April 5, 2012


When Clubfree was first created in the late 1990s, it was a secret group. In order to join, you needed to know at least one other member, and the initial meeting was always done in a public space. There was endless talk about how public the group should be, and whether or not the group […]