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Wednesday 20 October 2004

Lebanon gay group fights to have law changed

Hurriyyat Khassa (Private Liberties) has launched a publicity campaign to have article 534 of the penal code overturned; this punishes those guilty of "sexual intercourse against nature" with a one-year jail sentence.

Lebanon is a beautiful country which I know slightly, having visited it twice for relatively brief periods whilst on business trips. In addition I have been fortunate enough to know a number of Lebanese business acquaintances and colleagues over the years. Despite its troubled recent past, it is certainly one of the more progressive Arab nations - with hard work I hope that Hurriyyat Khassa and Helem (and other groups) can make things better there.

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