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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #48 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(47.7%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (52.3%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #63 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(79.2%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (5%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #33 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(85%) No
Yes (13%)

Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)

Ranked #6 out of 7 regions surveyed. (Source: BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)

Question: "Is homosexuality an acceptable practice?"

(94%) No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Yes (6%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #26 out of 39 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(80%) No
Yes (18%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #88 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(81%) Not a good place
Good place (12%)

By The Numbers

32%
Of Lebanese between 15 and 80 years had severe homophobic attitudes.

History

Homosexual activity in Lebanon

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Homosexual activity in Lebanon is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 28, 2014
Legal
Homosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed.

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. Not enforced.
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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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Same-sex marriage in Lebanon is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Homosexuality is illegal
Sources:
Conjectural based on status of homosexual activity.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lebanon

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lebanon is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Lebanon, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Lebanon

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Right to change legal gender in Lebanon is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since Jan 2016
Legal, but requires surgery
As well as requiring gender reassignment surgery, they must also be unmarried and not have children.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Lebanon

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Lebanon is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Lebanon

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LGBT discrimination in Lebanon is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Lebanon

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LGBT employment discrimination in Lebanon is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Lebanon

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LGBT housing discrimination in Lebanon is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No discrimination protections in housing. Full housing discrimination protection pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Lebanon

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Same-sex adoption in Lebanon is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws against same sex couples.
Sources:
Conjectural based on status of homosexual activity.
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Serving openly in military in Lebanon

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Serving openly in military in Lebanon is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
In 2019 a military tribunal acquited four personnel who accused of sodomy. The judge ruled that the law does not specify what acts are "contrary to nature". They were however dismissed from their posts.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lebanon

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Blood donations by MSMs in Lebanon is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Sexual contact with another male, even once.
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Conversion therapy in Lebanon

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Conversion therapy in Lebanon is not banned.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Not banned
The Lebanese Psychiatric Society, the Lebanese Psychological Association, other professional associations and NGOs have called for banning conversion therapy. To date, it is still legal.
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Equal age of consent in Lebanon

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Equal age of consent in Lebanon is equal.

Current status
Since 2013
Equal
Homosexuality was declassified as an illness in 2013.
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