We are proud: Pride Month 2022
SIDC celebrates Pride Month every year as it works with LGBTQ+ individuals by supporting their rights in Lebanon.
Pride Month is an opportunity to talk about the history of the LGBTQ+ community, an occasion to promote diversity and inclusion. While this month is a time for celebration, it’s also an important way to highlight the specific needs of the community and how to address them to build a better future.
SIDC supports the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon by fighting for their rights and giving them access to all healthcare services and mental health.
This year, SIDC organized a quiz and storytelling night at OM Mar Mkhael to promote diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, in addition to engaging with more people in the community.
Moreover, bracelets with the word “Pride” were distributed during all SIDC activities as a way of saying that everyone should be proud of their gender identity and sexual orientation!
Numbers to be considered!
72 countries and territories still criminalize same sex relations between consenting adults.
Only 63 countries provide some form of anti-discrimination protection for LGBTI people.
Just 2 countries ban unnecessary medical interventions on intersex children.
A number of countries even restrict freedom of speech and association relating to gender and sexual diversity. Therefore, legal and policy reforms that ensure justice and protection for all LGBTI people are more important than ever.