Compare LGBT Rights in Lebanon & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
40 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
20 / 100
29 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
4% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
3% Justifiable
79% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
52% Did not mention homosexuals
48% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
13% Yes
85% No
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
6% Yes
94% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
7% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
42% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
18% Yes
80% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
12% Good place
81% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedNot legal
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2016
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Since 2019
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2013
Not banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 2013
Unequal
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