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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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Sara (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for lesbian bisexual readers on 01/05/2014 tagged with health, human rights +10
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i've had a girlfrind that live in london i was happy with her and talking with her all day all night and in summer i went to london i was so happy to meet her it was fun we've meet 2 times the first time was perfect the second time was ok in that time i was goin to leave and come back to libya so we hugged a lot and kissed and we took a pic of us kissing , and she sent it to me but i didnt delete it and after we got back home and did everything i was listening to music and uhm dancing and i fell and my phone got broke the screen didnt work anymore so one of my cousins said she know someone who can fix it for free so i felt happy and i said ok she asked me for the password of the phone and i told her about it the next day they came to my house they have reed everything that me & my girlfriend say ! and i was in big trouble " my aunt and 3 cousins *girls* came and beat me so hard wtih hose i almost died and my mom got sick and she took my phone , laptop and everything away from me i felt dead and at that min i hated myself and suddenly my feelings for my girlfriend was gone , at night i felt so dead and alone i took a razor and started cutting myself just to forget all the pain i've been in ....
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Sara (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for lesbian bisexual readers on 01/05/2014 tagged with health, human rights +10
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i've had a girlfrind that live in london i was happy with her and talking with her all day all night and in summer i went to london i was so happy to meet her it was fun we've meet 2 times the first time was perfect the second time was ok in that time i was goin to leave and come back to libya so we hugged a lot and kissed and we took a pic of us kissing , and she sent it to me but i didnt delete it and after we got back home and did everything i was listening to music and uhm dancing and i fell and my phone got broke the screen didnt work anymore so one of my cousins said she know someone who can fix it for free so i felt happy and i said ok she asked me for the password of the phone and i told her about it the next day they came to my house they have reed everything that me & my girlfriend say ! and i was in big trouble " my aunt and 3 cousins *girls* came and beat me so hard wtih hose i almost died and my mom got sick and she took my phone , laptop and everything away from me i felt dead and at that min i hated myself and suddenly my feelings for my girlfriend was gone , at night i felt so dead and alone i took a razor and started cutting myself just to forget all the pain i've been in ....
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