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LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA

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

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nour (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for transgender readers on 25/01/2014 tagged with religion +10
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hi,my name is vulla iam a transgender women from libya i live in tripoli .and as most of you know that libya is a muslim country ,its very hard to be a transgender women in a libyan community especially after the fall of qaddafi system and islamists predominate the country everday for me is a struggle attacks ,beating lots of hate to deal with no boyfriend to share with your life no friends its just alone with my sisters the only supportive my family estranged me my parents hate me and accuse me of bringing the shame to the family despite i have a degree from medicine , i do not know what to do i need only an organization to help me to get out of here iv spoken with hrw activist responsible for libya but it turned that she is a homophobic she refused even to meet me keep giving me excuses that she is busy even after the last attack in august 2013 ,,please i need some organization to help us me and my 2 sisters to leave for a society that is atheist friendly because we do not believe in god .....
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nour (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for transgender readers on 25/01/2014 tagged with religion +10
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hi,my name is vulla iam a transgender women from libya i live in tripoli .and as most of you know that libya is a muslim country ,its very hard to be a transgender women in a libyan community especially after the fall of qaddafi system and islamists predominate the country everday for me is a struggle attacks ,beating lots of hate to deal with no boyfriend to share with your life no friends its just alone with my sisters the only supportive my family estranged me my parents hate me and accuse me of bringing the shame to the family despite i have a degree from medicine , i do not know what to do i need only an organization to help me to get out of here iv spoken with hrw activist responsible for libya but it turned that she is a homophobic she refused even to meet me keep giving me excuses that she is busy even after the last attack in august 2013 ,,please i need some organization to help us me and my 2 sisters to leave for a society that is atheist friendly because we do not believe in god .....
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