At Home Not Alone 2020 Writing Competition

LebMASH launched a writing competition that goes in line with our social media campaign “At Home Not Alone” through which LebMASH has shared helpful resources to the LGBT community that could help them during these tough times of confinement following the outbreak of COVID-19. These resources ranged from mindful activities, self-care tips, resources to food…

LebMASH Annual Report 2018

It is with great pleasure that we share with you our 2018 Annual Report. We hope that reading this report will inspire you to share it with your friends and contacts. For any questions or comments please contact LebMASH at To make a donation, click here. Your support drives our work and makes our achievements possible. You…

Meeting with FHI360

FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.

Meeting with students from CHanGE program in Belgium through UCOS

The University Centre for Development Cooperation in Belgium (UCOS), we were put in contact with UCOS ( is a Belgian NGO that wishes to contribute to sustainable human development, by promoting global citizenship among Belgian higher education students. This goal is pursued by organizing courses, seminars, training sessions and international exchanges for students. One of…


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”.

Break the Silence Competition 2019

LebMASH called for students in any health field to submit a review-of-literature or research paper about sexual health or health of sexual minorities in Lebanon. The winner was awarded $1,500 to support their travel and accommodation to attend the international Gay and Lesbian Medical Association— Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (GLMA) conference in the U.S.…

NEDWA 2019

Inspired by the growing landscape of movements for sexuality, gender, and bodily rights in the MENA region, the annual conference NEDWA by the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality was launched on September 27th under the theme “Stronger Roots for Stronger Alliances”

Participation in AUB’s MPH Practicum

LebMASH participated in this year’s Masters in Public Health Practicum Preceptors’ Meeting at the American University of Beirut. LebMASH was represented by our executive director Souad Al Challah, our administrative associate Saleem Zein, and our executive board member Dr. Zavi Lakissian, who presented LebMASH’s mission and vision, and our future projects which would welcome interested…

Kol el Alwan Music Video Launch

LebMASH was invited to and attended The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality’s launching event to their new song Kol el Alwan (Click here to watch the music video). LebMASH was represented by 2 of our executive board members Tarek Koussaifi and Dr. Zavi Lakissian, as well as our executive director Souad Al Challah and our administrative…

France 24

Reporters from France 24 visited Dr. Michel Nawfal and Dr. Chadi Ibrahim for an insight on prejudices faced by LGBT patients within health care providing institutions that are caused by societal, traditional, and religious pressures.


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