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LGBT Rights in Jerusalem Al Quds governorates

Jerusalem Al Quds is governed by federal Palestine law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    Varies by Region
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    Varies by Region
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    Varies by Region

Public Opinion

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History

Homosexual activity in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Homosexual activity in Jerusalem Al Quds is varies by region.

Current status
Since 1951
Varies by Region
Homosexuality remains taboo in Palestinian territories.

Mixed Legality:
- West Bank (Partially still occupied by Israel): Legal since 1951

In 2022, the brutal killing of Ahmad Abu Murkhiyeh, a gay Palestinian man who had sought asylum in Israel, ignited shock and sparked discussions about LGBTQ+ safety and rights within Palestinian territories.

In August 2019, the Palestinian Authority police banned the LGBTQ+ rights group Al Qaws from holding events in the West Bank, sparking debate on Palestinian social media and drawing attention in Israel. Al Qaws, which advocates for sexual and gender diversity in a largely conservative society, condemned the intimidation and called for a focus on addressing broader issues like occupation.

Same-sex marriage in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Same-sex marriage in Jerusalem Al Quds is unrecognized.

Current status
Since 1994
Unrecognized
In the areas administrated by the palestinian authority and the Gaza strip, Gay Marriage is unrecognized, however, Unregistered Cohabitation and Same sex Marriage is Legal for Israeli citizens in the Occupied West Bank.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jerusalem Al Quds is varies by region.

Current status
Since 2019
Varies by Region
The Palestinian Police Authorities in the West Bank banned the activities of queer and feminist rights organization Al Qaws as requested by residents in report of 'suspicious' activities, however, this law was later retired following internacional backlash. On the Gaza strip, there is no information about the topic.
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Right to change legal gender in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Right to change legal gender in Jerusalem Al Quds is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
In the occupied west bank yes, unclear in Area A.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jerusalem Al Quds is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No legal recognition.
Sources:
No laws, thus no source.
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LGBT discrimination in Jerusalem Al Quds

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LGBT discrimination in Jerusalem Al Quds is no protections.

Current status
Since 1992
No protections
In the areas administrated by the palestinian authority and the gaza strip, there is no protections for lgbt personel. For Israeli citizens in the Occupied West Bank; Employment, Hate Speech and Good & Services Discriminations covered.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Jerusalem Al Quds

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LGBT employment discrimination in Jerusalem Al Quds is no protections.

Current status
No protections
In the areas controlled by the Palestinian authority and the Gaza strip,there is no protections for LGBTQ+ personel.For Israeli Citizens in the Occupied West Bank.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Jerusalem Al Quds

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LGBT housing discrimination in Jerusalem Al Quds is no protections.

Current status
No protections
In the areas controlled by the Palestinian authority and the Gaza strip,there is no protections for LGBTQ+ personel. For Israeli citizens in the Occupied West Bank.
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Same-sex adoption in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Same-sex adoption in Jerusalem Al Quds is single only.

Current status
Single only
There is no laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Serving openly in military in Jerusalem Al Quds is n/a.

Current status
N/A
The state of palestine doesn't have a military, however LGBT personel are not asked about their sexuality to serve the national police of Palestine.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Blood donations by MSMs in Jerusalem Al Quds is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Illegal, homosexuals can't donate blood in palestine (except
for Israeli citizens).
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Conversion therapy in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Conversion therapy in Jerusalem Al Quds is not banned.

Current status
Since 2014
Not banned
Conversion Theraphy is partially banned in the Occupied West Bank for Israeli Citizens but in the Gaza Strip and the areas of West Bank under the Palestinian Authorities there is no ban towards conversion theraphy for LGBT people.
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Equal age of consent in Jerusalem Al Quds

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Equal age of consent in Jerusalem Al Quds is varies by region.

Current status
Varies by Region
West Bank equal for males and Females. Gaza strip unequal for males.
Sources:
Equaldex.
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