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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA...
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sara (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for lesbian bisexual readers on 01/05/2014 tagged with lgbt families, health, human rights, religion
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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 lied and said i was joking about everything and im not bi , 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 .... it's not easy to be LGBT in libya
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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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