Helem has held a press conference in cooperation with the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) for exposing the opinion of psychology and psychiatry about. The conference included a speech of the Lebanese Psychology Association (LPA) and a speech of the Lebanese Society of Psychiatry (LPS).
The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH), in response to the interview conducted with Dr. Nabil Khoury by OTV on June 6th, 2013 would like to clarify the following: The use of the terms “louti” (derogatory Arabic slang for gay) and “sou7ak” (derogatory Arabic slang for lesbian) is offensive and further alienates lesbian and gay individuals in Lebanon.
Homosexuals continue to face prejudice and discrimination within our Lebanese society. This prejudice and discrimination extend beyond the general public to some healthcare providers who continue to offer 'Conversion or Reparative Therapy' with alleged goal of changing one's sexual orientation. >>>