Following the massive chemical explosion that destroyed Beirut, the LGBT+ community in Lebanon faced tremendous and immediate need.
The offices of All Out’s partner, Proud Lebanon, were badly damaged, some of their staff were missing, and many LGBT+ community members were suddenly homeless, hungry, and left with nothing, while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The neighborhoods hit hardest by the explosion were where many LGBT+ people lived. Many were unable to access emergency services because of ongoing criminalization and bigotry LGBT+ people face in Lebanon.
That’s why we launched an emergency fundraiser which paid for emergency shelter, food, medical supplies, and post-trauma psychological support for the LGBT+ community in Beirut.