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SAUDI ARABIA

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Death
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

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.

Has being trans affected your job in SAUDI ARABIA? Do you feel limited in your career for being trans?

The majority of people visiting this site have said In too many ways to count

In too many ways to count (33%) I changed careers because I am trans (0 %) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am trans (33%) My co-workers harass me because I am trans (33%) I have not been limited for being trans, though I am out at work (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 SAUDI ARABIA...
Abdullah (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 09/07/2012 +35
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I am a 24 yr old male in Saudi Arabia and I have been very very unhappy since i was about 19. I am too afraid to come out. Keeping this to myself my whole life has taken its toll on me, the last 5 years especially. I am getting to a point where I don't even want to be around anyone at all anymore, I hate my life, I hate myself, and most of all I hate being so lonely ALL THE TIME. I know I am still young but ever sense I found out I was gay I had to hide it, which in the long run has turned me into a meaningless empty shell, I feel dead inside. It's just getting to be too much......I don't know what to do.
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Abdullah (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 09/07/2012 +35
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I am a 24 yr old male in Saudi Arabia and I have been very very unhappy since i was about 19. I am too afraid to come out. Keeping this to myself my whole life has taken its toll on me, the last 5 years especially. I am getting to a point where I don't even want to be around anyone at all anymore, I hate my life, I hate myself, and most of all I hate being so lonely ALL THE TIME. I know I am still young but ever sense I found out I was gay I had to hide it, which in the long run has turned me into a meaningless empty shell, I feel dead inside. It's just getting to be too much......I don't know what to do.
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Saudi Gay (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for readers on 29/11/2012 +10
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Abdullah, I am so sorry , I really know your feeling. It's just the same that I and most of the gays who live in Saudi Arabia. I think that we will live our life just like what it is? No one will understand what we are feeling about? Also, do not hate yourself, and make sure that you have good friends especially gay friends in order to understand each other.

best of luck.
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kim (user currently living in CANADA) posted for straight readers on 29/11/2013 +7
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Hello,
I am realy sad to here all of these stories from Saudi Arabia. It is bullshit to be a gay or a lisbian. Be hetrosexual, get married and build a new happy family as what your parent have done already... i have never seen a Gay or a lisbian in animal kingdom, so how do you think it is possible/allowed in human been. The one how practice this is worse than animal in my view. This is my personal opinion.
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