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Beirut explosion’s devastating impact on LGBTIQ community

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LGBTIQ+ Lebanese Proud Lebanon Helem

Rodney Croome writes that Helem and Proud Lebanon make a real difference in the lives of LGBTIQ+ Lebanese but need support after the recent deadly explosion in Beirut. Every day we hear of another overseas theocrat or authoritarian persecuting LGBTIQ people. But what can Australians do to make a positive difference for our queer kin …

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The devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon has wiped out local LGBTIQ neighbourhoods and left many queer people homeless. On Tuesday, 4 August, almost 3,000 tonnes of unsafely stored ammonium nitrate detonated at Beirut’s port. The resulting explosion in the warehouse killed at least 200 people and injured thousands. Lebanon’s entire government this week resigned over …