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The ISF arrests people under the charge of “Liwat”

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For a couple of minutes, the Lebanese ISF twitter account featured a tweet that announced the arrest of two people without any identification papers under the charge of “liwat” or what is more appropriately termed homosexuality/same-sex attraction.  The ISF should brush up on the law since there is no charge as such. Article 534 that is erroneously being used to target same sex intercourse is only applicable to “un-natural sexual intercourse”.

The tweet was up for a while then taken down but not before it was caught by other news outlets. I came to knowledge about it via someone who follows their account. Whether this is a true incident or not remains to be seen.

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Barra Issue 003: only four days to go :)

Feeeeeels like ages since my last blog! But I’m and ready to babel again.

So yes! Barra magazine is ready for the relaunch on June the 3rd during the IDAHO2012 (international day against homophobia and transphobia) and it’s amaaaaaazing. We’ve got all the sections that we talked about from news to short stories and some sassy horoscopes to top it off.

Check out the sneak peak of the cover (jean is even wearing a shirt lol);

Re-launching date 3rd of June @ 2pm, sofil center – metropolis cinema!

Oh and if you haven’t seen the teaser yet, here you go 😀