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ALGERIA

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Adoption: No
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: No
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: No

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Traveled to ALGERIA? Did you feel comfortable being out while you were there?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I hid my sexual orientation while I was there

I was very comfortable (20%) It was not an issue (0 %) I hid my sexual orientation while I was there (80%) I was discriminated against because of my sexual orientation (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in ALGERIA...
(user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for gay readers on 12/01/2010 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +30
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I AM PERSECUTED I SEEK REFUGE TO THE FREE WORLD. I AM 35 YEARS OLD MAN,i feel a big pressure on me,i am forced to get married,humiliated,segregation,homophobia,please help me .i think seriously to commit suicide.
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(user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for gay readers on 12/01/2010 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +30
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I AM PERSECUTED I SEEK REFUGE TO THE FREE WORLD. I AM 35 YEARS OLD MAN,i feel a big pressure on me,i am forced to get married,humiliated,segregation,homophobia,please help me .i think seriously to commit suicide.
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Craig (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for readers on 12/01/2010 tagged with human rights, illegality of male to male relationships +20
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I can only imagine how difficult is must be to be a gay in Algeria and I am sure there are many other people like you in this world in a similar situation.

You are not alone in your fight! I believe many countries allow people to seek asylum for LGB reasons, although I am not sure which. I'd hope that ILGA or some other group would be able to inform you better.

Remember you are born who you are and no matter what the laws in your country and your fellow friends, colleagues and family believe, there is nothing wrong with *who* or *what* you are.

Give things time, there is a solution to everything no matter how hard things might seem. We need to make life better for the world - if not for us but for future generations - and you can help that happen.

Love and kisses and please stay strong!!
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