These are changing times in Lebanon too, according to George Azzi, the co-ordinator for Helem, which is the Arabic acronym for Lebanese Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders. Helem also means dream in Arabic.
It's the first such organisation in the Arab world.
"In Lebanon, they're still trying to 'cure' homosexuality, so this event is a way for us to explain what homosexuality is.
"But things have been changing, especially in Beirut, gays are more accepted and Helem is becoming much more visible," said Mr Azzi.
It's only the second year that Helem has organised a public event - the first year very few people attended.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Gay Pride parade in Beriut
I still can't imagine these changing times in the Arab world without George Bush.