Break The Silence

The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health LebMASH calls on students in any medical field who are interested in sexual health and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) health to apply for the annual “Break the Silence” grant. Every year, LebMASH offers students an opportunity to win full sponsorship to attend an international medical conference.

To win this grant, students compete by submitting a review-of-literature or research paper about sexual health or health of sexual minorities in Lebanon. The winner is awarded 1,500 USD to cover their transportation and accommodation. LebMASH partners with GLMA’s annual conference to waive the conference registration fee for the winner.

Students are expected to bring back to their schools and peers what they learned abroad. They are encouraged to present their experience and to also publish it online. LebMASH board members will mentor the winner, as well as interested non-winning participants, to publish qualified papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Break the Silence winners

Previous BTS Winners

Year: 2016
Winner: Sara Michley
Title of Paper: Exploring the risk and protective factors against internalized homonegativity in a sample of Lebanese individuals with same-sex desires

Year: 2015
Winner: Ahmad Abu Mohammad
Title of Paper: The need for mental health research within the LGBT community in Lebanon

Year: 2014
Winner: Ramy Shukr
Title of Paper: There’s Lots More to ‘Gay’: Stressors, Identity, and Community among Gay Men in Beirut

Year: 2013
Winner: Antoun Khoury
Title of Paper: Virginity & Hymenoplasty from a socio-medical perspective

Year: 2012
Winner: Omar Harfouch
Grant offered based on CV – no paper competition that year

Our Donors

We would like to thank our donors:

Anonymous Health Champion
Fadi Breiteh Health Champion
Azzam Mehssen Health Champion
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Embrace Fund at AUBMC Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
Anonymous Health Leader
George JourHealth Leader
khaled Zreik MD FACSHealth Leader
Mohamad ElachiHealth Leader
Nelli S. Lakis MD, MScHealth Leader
Bassam KassabHealth Leader
Mikhael SarkisHealth Leader
Kaitlin BardswichHealth Leader
Wissam El Atrouni, MDHealth Leader
Dr. Lama El ZeinHealth Leader
Dr. Hirak Der-TorossianHealth Leader
Dana Bazzi Health Advocate
Souad Bazzi Health Advocate
Fadi Akoum Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Carl G Streed Jr. M.D. Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Dr. Maria Koleilat Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Advocate
Patrick Rmeily Health Advocate
Anonymous Health Supporter
Anonymous Health Supporter
Tania Savelieff Health Supporter
Adam Douba Health Supporter
Anonymous Health Supporter
Sarah Abboud, PhD, RN Health Supporter
Yannick Trapman-O'Brien Health Supporter
Abdel-Rahman Ayas Health Supporter
Mireille & Mario Ghafari Health Supporter
Karim Moukalled Health Supporter
Joelle C. Health Supporter
Anonymous Health Supporter
Anonymous Health Supporter

 

Our Health Donors Categories:

Health Champion (Minimum donation of 750,000 L.L. or $500)

1. Name on website as Health Champion for three years

2. A Personalized Thank-You Letter from LebMASH

3. A Break The Silence Mug

4. Invitation to LebMASH reception in Beirut

Health Advocate (Donations between 150,000 and 750,000 L.L. or $100 $500)

1. Name on website as Health Advocate for three years

2. A Personalized Thank-You Letter from LebMASH

3. A Break The Silence Mug

Health Leader (Donations between 75,000 and 150,000 L.L. or $50 $100)

1. Name on website as Health Leader for three years

2. A Personalized Thank-You Letter from LebMASH

 

Health Supporter (Donations up to 75,000 L.L. or $50)

1. Name on website as Health Supporter for three years

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