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A protester covers his back with a rainbow flag during a sit-in to protest the ongoing criminalization of homosexuality and arbitrary arrests, in front of Hobeich Police Station, where protesters say four men are being held for homosexuality, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A protester covers his back with a rainbow flag during a sit-in to protest the ongoing criminalization of homosexuality and arbitrary arrests, in front of Hobeich Police Station, where protesters say four men are being held for homosexuality, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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Gay rights come to the fore as Lebanon votes

As Lebanon elects a parliament for the first time in nine years, a surge of young voters is pushing gay rights onto the political agenda -- a first in the Arab world.

Gay rights come to the fore as Lebanon votes

As Lebanon elects a parliament for the first time in nine years, a surge of young voters is pushing gay rights onto the political agenda -- a first in the Arab world.