Here is an article in the New York Times about gay travel to Beirut. Featured in it is IGLTA's Ambassador to Lebanon, Bertho Makso!
by Patrick Healy, 2 August 2009, New York Times
THE pre-party began at 9 p.m. in Bertho Makso’s room at the Bella Riva Suite Hotel, and by 9:05 p.m. the air was awash in cologne, hair spray, cigarette smoke and gossip about the night ahead. Would a certain 20-something from West Beirut be at the beach party? Had the two men from Cairo arrived yet? Was the cute D.J. from Bardo, a gay bar here, going to be spinning? And did anyone need condoms?
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