• Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Palestine ranks #31 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(93%) No
Yes (4%)

History

Homosexual activity in Palestine

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Feb 12, 2017–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 10 years in prison in the Gaza strip. Under British Mandate criminal code Ordinance number. 74. Not enforced. Female always legal.
Current status
Ambiguous
In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, although the law does not provide any explicit protections for LGBTQ persons, there are no formal laws against same-sex sexual activities. It should be noted, however, that laws against “indecency” are sometimes used, on an irregular and unpredictable basis, to criminalize same-sex acts. Officially, consensual sexual activities in private between members of the same sex who are at least 15 years of age are not illegal. Laws against sexual assault, rape, and indecency apply equally, regardless of the sex of the parties involved. This is not to say life is "easy" for LGBTQ Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. However, the problems they face are not primarily legal in nature but pertain more to social and cultural circumstances.
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Same-sex marriage in Palestine

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Current status
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Right to change legal gender in Palestine

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Current status
Ambiguous
No laws in place.
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Same-sex adoption in Palestine

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Current status
Single only
no laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Palestine

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Current status
No protections
None exist in the criminal code. activists tried to do the first ever world pride parade, locals gave threats of violence in the Gaza strip.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Palestine

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Current status
No protections
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Palestine

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Current status
No protections
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Palestine

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Current status
Legal
very socially conservative.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Palestine

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Current status
Unequal
Unequal for males.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Palestine

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Palestine

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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