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1  LGBT Politics in Lebanon Draft Presentation – Rasha Moumneh September 2008

2 LGBT Organizations in Lebanon

3 Global Politics  War on Terror  Politicization of (homo)sexuality  Iran  Palestine/Israel  Local Backlash

4 National Politics  February 14, 2005: Assassination of ex-PM Rafik Hariri  March 2005: Mass public demonstrations calling for the withdrawal of Syria from Lebanon (The Cedar Revolution)  Lebanon officially enters the orbit of the war on terror – Cedar Revolution and its leaders become America’s pet project

5 Where Bush Was Right The face of the New Middle East

6 LGBT Strategies  HIV/AIDS  Creating an Arabic Lexicon  Networking across the Arab world  Reclaiming Arab homoerotic history  Producing knowledge, telling our stories.


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