In Lebanon, as well as in many places around the world, a social stigma exists surrounding homosexuality.
This stigma leads to numerous misconceptions, misinformation and general misunderstandings. Although the Lebanese Psychiatric Society released an official statement in 2013 saying that,”Homosexuality is not a mental disorder and does not need to be treated,” many Lebanese still view it as a curable disease.
This animated short published by the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health tells the story of a young Lebanese guy named Rami who comes out to his parents, showing their reaction as they voice their misconceptions about homosexuality. Fortunately, Rami’s parents are willing to seek answers from a professional to better understand their son’s identity.