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What does Fifo really say!?

Fifo is a Lebanese man who is being ostracized for expressing himself the way he wants. “He is sick – mentally ill – sexual deviant” in the eyes of many on social media portals and until these misconceptions and fallacies get rectified many, like Firas, will not feel they can ever fit in, develop and prosper, will not even feel safe. We can rectify it. That is why I believe in the work the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health is doing. That is why I support LebMASH.

Lebanese demonstrator holds a sign reading "Together for the elimination of tests of shame, these tests are rape" during a protest against anal "tests" on men suspected of homosexuality and so-called "virginity tests" for women in Beirut on August 11, 2012. (AFP Photo / Anwar Amro)

Stop Shame Tests in Lebanon Police stations

Five men were dragged to a police station where a forensic doctor was called to “medically assess” their sexual orientation! The men were exposed to an anal test by inserting an egg-shaped metallic instrument in the anus to “check” if they were gay…. Read More ›

Dr. Hasan Abdessamad - Proud Lebanon - LebMASH

4 key events in Beirut for LGBT health

I will present to you four medical events/conferences planned by or in collaboration with the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health – LebMASH in Beirut, Lebanon during the last week of May 2014. May 24, 2014: The Lebanese Psychological Association… Read More ›

From Left to Right: Dr. Desi Bailey (GLMA past president), Dr. Hasan Abdessamad (LebMASH president), Dr. Omar Fattal (LebMASH co-founder & executive board member)

LebMASH: breaking the silence about LGBT & sexual health in Lebanon

Below is an edited video of the LebMASH workshop that Dr. Omar Fattal and I presented last year at GLMA‘s 31st annual conference in Denver, Colorado, USA on Sept. 19, 2013. Titled: “Breaking the Silence about LGBT & sexual health in Lebanon: The work… Read More ›

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