Commemorating the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder, LebMASH recognized the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and calls for celebrating gender freedom and the power of love! This year, LebMASH was also invited to attend Helem’s official IDAHOT 2019 reception and poster exhibition titled “Power Bonds”.

Conjoining art with advocacy, “Power Bonds” is a collaboration between Helem and 13 talented artists from Samandal Comics who created 19 original posters to celebrate IDAHOT 2019. LebMASH was represented by 2 of our board members; Tarek Al Kossaifi and Dr. Michel Nawfal, as well as our executive director Souad Al Challah and Saleem Zein, who in turn got to meet with members from the Lebanese Coalition for LGBT Rights.