For Beirut’s LGBT Community, Chemical Blast Shattered a Safe Space

In just a matter of seconds, Firas Naboulsi, a 23-year-old drag queen and bartender living in Beirut, lost everything he had worked for. “We heard the first explosion, then the second one happened,” Naboulsi said of the Aug. 4 blast that tore through the capital city’s port area. The colossal chemical explosion nearly destroyed his apartment, but Naboulsi and(…)