Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Note on Helem

I'm a bit frustrated with Helem's promotional notices.

I didn't go to all of IDAHO last week, some of which was due to the fact I had to work. Much of it was the fact that I didn't know about all of the events. IDAHO events started May 17. Helem posted the listing of IDAHO events here. Notice that the date posted was May 16 at 13:59 GMT. That's only 24 hours notice! Good work, Helem.

It's also important to mention that when Al Hal Bi Idak ran a segment on gay people in Lebanon featuring active members of Helem as guests, Helem did not advertise the show at all.

This Friday, the Lebanese Psychological Association is hosting a lecture by Brian Whitaker, author of the book Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the Middle East. At least Helem gave about a week's notice on that one.

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