What happens when a Lebanese guy decides to come out? This animated video by the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health explains a young man’s struggle and how the majority of Lebanese still perceive homosexuality as mental illness, even though the Lebanese Psychological Association and the Lebanese Psychiatric Society both declared in 2013 that homosexuality is not a disease and does not require a treatment.
Watch and spread the word because homosexuality is not an illness nor a trend.
Homosexuality is overrated as a topic, how about campaigns about atheism
Can you please provide us with the science, i.e. the research, studies, facts, that prove that homosexuality is not an illness or a wound. Sure, people who are same sex attracted deserve all the respect and love that anyone else deserves, but how can we think that it is natural for a person to be of such an inclination?
Can u provide with the science that prove that it is an illness?
Please don’t dodge my question with a question of your own. Are you able to provide the science to prove that homosexuality is not an illness?
With respect to your question, read Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth (1996) by Jeffrey Santinover.
You can also read this article http://www.psychiatricnews.org/pnews/98-07-17/dsm.html
which celebrates the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 as a political victory and a victory for gay rights, not as something that was done through study.
If you can be bothered to listen to this podcast or read the trasncript, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/204/transcript it will detail the whole affair. And it’s all based on feelings of isolation, prejudice, acceptance, etc.
People who are same sex attracted have been treated as sub-human for centuries and that was wrong. However we are now going too far the other way and this is doing noone any favours, especially the homosexuals who need love and understanding, not lies.
We are not going to far, on the contrary, we have not gone far enough. There’s still a long way to go to change the minds and preconceived notions of the majority of the population through public service announcements such as this one. These help to educate the public and help decrease the ignorance, so that children need not suffer and be made to feel like outcasts, for simple being themselves. In today’s Lebanese society, why , with all the prejudice , hate and ostracizing would any human being
” choose ” to be homosexual unless it was a feeling that was true to their nature? Walk a day in these people’s shoes and get a small glimpse of their world to truly understand.
If this topic truly intrigues you, do your own investigation and speak with actual people who identify as homosexual. Many will tell you that this nature was true to their feelings from their childhood days, unrelated to any traumatic experience.
The science is still undecided on whether people are born that way or if it is a combination of genetics and their environment. However if it comes to the fact that people are indeed born that way, I believe it would be irrelevant because many people have inclinations or predispositions that they should not act upon. I have gone to school and worked with many gay people. They are generally the most sensitive people and it is a crime that they should be discriminated against. Yet we shouldn’t just bury our heads in the sand and say go into relationships with people of your same sex and you will find happiness, that is lying to them and setting themselves up for a life of misery.
Because one is born with it. It does not happen or occur in social life.
The science is found in the study of non humans/ animals who are also homosexual in nature.
Homosexuality is no more an illness than heterosexuality.
Neither is defined by a sexual act but rather it is in innate trait that has been natural to humanity since the beginning of time. It is not a new ” phenomenon “.
It is only recently that people who are born this way have begun to seek their human right to be treated with respect, dignity and equality.
Fadi I don’t think it is fair to say that the science is found in the study of animals and that therefore explains humans. A marine biologist studying tuna, which lives in saltwater, compared to salmon, that lives in freshwater will come to many different conclusions. Increase the difference significantly and then you have the difference between animals and humans. You’re right, people that have same sex attractions should be treated with respect and dignity but let’s not confuse each other and say that homosexuality and heterosexuality are the same because they’re not.
The video is spot on. I got that same reaction from my mom when I came out. She even probably used the exact same words. I’m glad work is being done to educate people on the topic. Thank you for sharing, Najib!
Mama, ana tobjeh
funny how the mother was shouting LOUTI hahahahahahahah
As said Bernard, nothing scientific proves that homosexuality is something natural. And if it is not proven either that it is not a mental illness or whatever illness, we cannot accept homosexuals as they are, homosexuals. It’s against the nature, we can say bravely, despite those, pretending to be open-minded, who contradict us.
Ktir sexy enta w m3assab.
God bless you
It’s that kind if mentality that will help to keep Lebanon a third world country rather than progress with the rest of the civilized world. Lebanon, one a beacon of light and freedom in the dark corner of the Middle East , is today slowly reverting back to the likes of its neighboring countries. Congratulations to being brave !