• Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    N/A
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Lebanon ranks #26 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(80%) No
Yes (18%)

History

Homosexual activity in Lebanon

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Current status
(since Jan 28, 2014)
Ambiguous
Homosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed.
Sources:
www.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2014/03/gay-rights-lebanon.
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Jan 28, 2014–Feb 11, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 1 year in prison under unnatural/ indecent acts.
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Jan 18, 2014–Jan 29, 2016
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Close to being legalized. Judge Rabih Maalouf ruled that homosexuality is a personal choice, and not a punishable offence” which referenced Article 183 of their Criminal Code.
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Mar 1, 1943–Jan 28, 2014
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 1 year for sexual acts that go against the nature.
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Same-sex marriage in Lebanon

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Current status
Unrecognized
No
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Lebanon

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2001)
Legal, surgery not required
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Lebanon

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Current status
Legal
most open minded place in middle east.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Lebanon

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Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Under protection from religious discrimination.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Lebanon

?
Current status
No protections
De jure No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Lebanon

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Current status
No protections
No known protections.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Lebanon

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Lebanon

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Current status
N/A
Homosexual sex is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lebanon

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Current status
Legal
most open mind place in the middle east.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Lebanon

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 2013)
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Lebanon.



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