Lebanon’s LGBTQ+ community under threat as leaders ramp up campaign

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Lebanon is targeting iconic emblems of the LGBTQ+ community, a marked change for the country which has long shown relative tolerance in the wider region. Drag shows, rainbow flags, films and school books are falling foul of politicians, religious leaders and vigilante groups, all stepping up a campaign against the group. The move comes at a time when Lebanon remains in the grips of one of the World’s worst economic meltdowns in more than a century. Political factions have been so divided that they haven’t managed to select a new president for 10 months, since Michel Aoun’s departure last Octob…

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