From Rights To Jobs—LBGTQ+ Liberation In The Arab World

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03/31/2021

Before the Beirut Port blast last August that killed hundreds and destroyed entire neighborhoods, Lebanon’s economy was already under enormous pressure due to long-standing political challenges and the Covid pandemic. Amid all of this, Lebanon’s LGBTQ+ community has been particularly hard hit. Social entrepreneurs like Tarek Zeidan are building a better economic future for Lebanon that elevates queer voices. We are publishing this story on March 31, in honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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