Compare LGBT Rights in Lebanon

Equality Index ?
17 / 100
Legal Index ?
16 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
4% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
3% Justifiable
79% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
52% Did not mention homosexuals
48% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
13% Yes
85% No
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
6% Yes
94% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
7% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
42% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
18% Yes
80% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
12% Good place
81% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 2017
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguous
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Since 2019
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2013
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 2013
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