On September Have A Gay Day Non- profit organisation, Michael Knote started a memorial page for Jamey after watching a news story about him. About people participated in the parade on 4 June. The protesters also held up signs reading "Romania does not need you" and threw eggs at the parade participants as well as the police.
Even though the day had started with a counter parade against homosexuals, the Gay Fest parade ended without incident. This edition was troubled when NGOs Proud Lebanon and Helem suffered from a call for boycott from religious organisations who called on to the authorities to stop both events.
This will be a week in which we will celebrate the right to be different from the majority while at the same time having solidarity with the rest of society. Hadi Damien.
The event attracted over 1, participants for the first time ever. Around to participants took part. Eight judiciary decisions have been so far taken in favor of the decriminalization, with magistrates acquitting individuals brought before them on the grounds of Article and its manifold interpretations.
GayFest took place between 18 and 24 May.
Retrieved May 21, Despite this, tens of protesters tried to break up the actual gay parade, clashing with the very strong police presence that shielded the LGBT activists. On November 14, , the Court of Appeal in Beirut refused to prosecute three men for homosexuality.