Telecommunication ministry of Lebanon breaks the war by banning Grindr, a gay dating site. This app has a massive attraction by the LGBT community. Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf exclaims “ The decision to ban Grindr in Lebanon is deeply regressive step and a blow for the human rights of the local LGBTI community. This has also created a revolt for the right against the freedom of sexual rights of the citizens. This revolt will also homogenize the views against the LGBT community.
No citizen should go for discrimination and biased when it comes to sexual orientation. The government should not focus on the limelight of banning such apps but further working for the rights of the LGBT community and equalizing them. He also said, “ No one should face discrimination or punishment for their sexual orientation”.
In January 2019, Grindr was blocked in some parts of Lebanon. The citizens of Lebanon still face discomfort and partial when it comes to freedom and rights. Lebanon’s penal code of conduct also criminalizes the “sexual intercourse which contradicts the law of nature”.
In the past history, the security officials likewise banned some of the activities which very performed by the LGBTI communists to rebel against the International Day fighting for rights against the homophobic and transphobic public in the Lebanon and their security concern regarding it . Such petitions are actively taking place to remove homophobia against the trans community.