Emergency in Beirut: Help LGBTQ+ Community Members Affected by Blast

Following the massive chemical explosion that destroyed Beirut, the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon is facing tremendous and immediate need.

All Out, a global LGBTQ rights organization dedicated to love and equality, has launched a support campaign for those affected by the explosion in Beirut. The offices of All Out’s partner, Proud Lebanon, were badly damaged, some of their staff are missing, and many LGBTQ+ community members are now homeless, hungry, and left with nothing.

The neighborhoods hit hardest by the explosion were where many LGBTQ+ people lived. Many are unable to access emergency services because of ongoing criminalization and bigotry LGBTQ+ people face in Lebanon.

All Out raising funds to help pay for emergency shelter, food, medical supplies, and post-trauma psychological support for the LGBT+ community in Beirut.

Donate today and your gift will be matched by a generous All Out donor, up $6,000.

To read more information and to donate, please visit

Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.