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People, raise your voices. Create a huge group. As a western law student, we learn that power come from people. Machiavelli says in his book, the Prince, that religion shall be used to create love and fear in his population. Sure, everybody has the right to have your own religion, but this should be a choice, not imposed by Sharia law. Fight for human rights, doesn't matter what is your religion or how conservative your country is. You, together, will make a difference. You all could interact in here, then, add a larger number of people, go to the streets, make a noise. Don't stop until you make it. Go for international aids, spread the world. Easterns are brave, challenge the biggest power if needed to fight for their believes. Read about LGBT families, I am part of one and there's nothing wrong with it. GO FOR IT, LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND, PLANT A SEED IN THE PRESENT AND CHANGE THE FUTURE! God loves you all
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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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Mara (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay straight readers on 28/11/2013 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion +27
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Hello everybody!
I am a 25 year old Saudi straight girl and my family is trying to force me to get married to a Saudi man. I do not believe in religions and I do not want to marry a religious man that I do not know. I feel bad for gays in Saudi and I would like to help a gay guy and also have him help me. My plan is getting married to a secretly gay guy that my family accepts so we both can live our lives and be good friends and make our families happy. reply to this if you like my proposal.
Thanks x
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Muhamad (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 06/12/2013 tagged with lgbt families, human rights, illegality of male to male relationships +24
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Im a 17 gay boy from Dammam and i get bullied in school and streets on the daily because i cant really hide my sexuality i knew that i was gay since i was like 13 and ever since it's been living hell
On a bright note a while back i came out to my best friend and even tho he's straight he's been very supportive and understanding and i feel better know
I plan to go to the us for college and hopefully live the rest of my queer life there and just say FUCK YOU to my homophobic parents.
Thank for reading xx
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sam (user currently living in BAHRAIN) posted for readers on 03/12/2013 +18
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Lesbian and gay rights in Saudi Arabia, they have no rights and they have a great risk because ultimately inevitable.  Is murder, so most go to neighboring countries .
Even so vulnerable, abused, lack of cooperation, ignore the rights complaint when to get on the right is supposed But the loss of the right is a normal. Too many examples, gay loses respect, responsiveness of others. Even if he visited one of the government departments, or none government departments.

One of the stories that have encountered, I went with a group of gay to one of bars in Bahrain. Gusts were treated well, but a hotel Indian staff is very bad. So they had faked the bill in order to create a problem To get us out of the bar. I'm not gay. What excited me is the mishandling of the rights and digest this vulnerable group.
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lklk (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for lesbian readers on 10/02/2014 +15
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hi,
as a saudi lesbian what suck the most for us as woman is having NO rights to at least leave the country without a "MAN"

it sucks to know that you will end up alone with 70 cats just because "society" doesn't accept you

you need to sell yourself to a straight man to marry you and get you out of here and end up miserable
fuck it all
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Hend (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for lesbian readers on 23/11/2013 tagged with human rights +15
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Hi everyone iam 27 y.o lesbian saudi woman i feel the same as everyone i try to kill my self twic, i was in love with agirl and we makeout but she is married now iam thinking of moving to USA to live my life freely
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Imad (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers in response to this story on 28/12/2013 +15
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I am Imad 44 yrs gay from riyadh. imadgallo@yahoo.com
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avid (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 07/12/2013 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +12
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i am a gay .and i like young gays .I am 18 years old
and my em address is piziux@yahoo.com
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Saudi Gay (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers in response to this story on 29/11/2012 +10
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Sam, I don't know what to tell. But we are really in damn trouble where nobody can help. Gay life in Saudi Arabia is depending on secret and that's really what make me all the time so angry. I cannot tell me family or my best friends because if I really did no one will accept me. I am wondering how will I live the rest of my life. I am 25 years old and I will carry my secret until whatever...
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majeed (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 27/04/2013 +10
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you know im like you guys but i never gave up i never said i cant live my life the way i want it so i said to myself: if you really want to live the life you want heres my epic secret plan i will stay in the school until i finsh it and go to britian to study computer science/game devlopment (its what i want) and then when i go there i cut contact with everyone i know in saudi arabia it will be extermely hard but for me i think its worth it i am not going to get married by damn force i'd rather die than get married to a women that i didnt even see or have any idea about her and you know if this fails i will just live alone in saudi arabi till the day i die or kill myself but the main reason i said game devlopment its not like i am obessed about it its because we dont have any game studios in saudi arabia saw the point so i can get a reasonable nationalty as britian and work there, if you cant do this come up with something mine is sacrificing everything and i am willing to do it
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M (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for readers on 01/03/2013 +10
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Oh boy where to begin!
I'm 22 now law student living in Saudi Arabia-Riyadh,and i can say i have 0 action in my lesbian life cous i don't have one!
it's constant pain that kills me every day,pretending to be someone els is a Pitch !

i hate it in here i know that young people are starting to change gradually but not my family.i mean i see a lots of lesbian cupels around me and i'm like god damn it why i never get the guts to act on it!

well it's like this even some of those lesbian are cupels and stuff but they bought know there relationship are not meant to last in some point they will get married,have kids etc.
not all of us can afford to be lesbian.
i mean i never aver been with any guy not because i cant it's just not worthwhile.i mean i don't do drama or romans shit ammm you can say i'm typical Capricorn,i tend to leave distance between me and others when it comes to love,i guess i'm scared that when i open up to someone i end up getting hurt.

I've been falling for someone she's in my college and during this period we got some classes together and i know that she knows that i like her a lot like oh my god i wana stair at your eyes all the time and have your babies :( and the god damn thing about it is i never dared to tell her or any one els that i'm lesbian and i like her A Lot ! except my sister that she thinks it's not a big dear the lesbian this will pass somehow :/

I really wish that i cant scream i'm lesbian Pitches who got problem with hat.
But in the outside i'm that sweet cute person who is really god friend but suck in love field !
Fuck this shit!

And the sad part is i'm gona marry a sweet sweet man and I don't wana woke up in my 30s wondering what the hell did I do to my life !

I wish i can just study and work in US or at least UAE at least they got rights !
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sugarcolalolli (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for lesbian readers on 14/06/2014 +10
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Hi.. am a 23 yeal old lesbian girl i live in saudi arabia riyadh... i can say that my life beeing so hard here
Not to mention that most of the bi girls here only want to makeout because its not available for them to have boyfriends.. most of the time i feel lonely and i have to act like am straight that kills me honestly....... also i cant move out of here because my family are strict can do nothing without their permission.. it sucks i know... am just looking for a girlfriend and that seems not to happen..... i really consider killing myself .
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(user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 28/11/2012 +10
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I am gay who live in this damn country which is Saudi Arabia. I always felt no happy, I could not have sex with gay at all, because if i really want to do it, I will be executed from this life. I don't know why we don't have right just for protection? This is my body, whatever I did that's only representing me? Every gay or lesbian wants to have freedom in this life, where in fact Saudi Arabia law kill these people? am I really murder? do I really deserve to die because that I am gay or for somebody who is lesbian. At the end, I will truly tell everyone that I and some of my friends who are gay thinking to attempt suicide and you know why?
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nn (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for readers in response to this story on 28/05/2013 +10
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hello do you have akype bbm or twitter or anything i wanted to talk to you and to get to know you ,, and yeah im gay from saudi arabia too :)
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thatGUYyouusedtoknow (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 28/05/2013 tagged with sexual orientation, illegality of male to male relationships +10
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hello ,, i'm gay and i live in Saudi Arabia ,, i hate living in saudi Arabia because all of them are ignorant fucks. they misunderstood gay with bi , they think that we decide to be gays and it's a choice and we can change it ... anyway i really really need some gay friends here
not to made out with , just it feels so good for me to find a gay best friend that i can trust and understands me :'( hit me up with my twitter account to talk and stuff , i'd love to have some extra friends :D https://twitter.com/s3od22217645
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Sam (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 15/11/2012 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools +10
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As a gay person that lived in Canada for about 7 years I can see why lots of gay people in Saudi are lost you never know what to do people keep asking when are you going to get married and have kids it just makes me feel that getting married is going to solve all the problems which is not true at all
I have tried to get back to Canada with no help at all not even from the Canadian embassy
Everything has to be a secret finding someone that you can talk to or even someone that you can share good moments and feelings with is totally hard
Not knowing what to do or what to say keeping everything inside is just not the answer
I am still trying to find way to be able to leave this country and live in a place where I can be free and be judged by my options or even the way I look and express myself
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Saudi Gay (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for readers in response to this story 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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soso (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 02/04/2013 +9
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Hi , I'm Gay and I live in Saudi Arabia , it's to hard to begin gay and Muslim in that place , so no one know that I'm gay , If they found that I'm gay they will kill me , most of guys here are bisexual , so I fall in love with a man how betrayed me and he told some of my friends about me after that they didn't talk to me , all I want in this time is get out from Saudi Arabia and Recourse to any country that respects the rights of gays . sorry because my English langue is bad , if can help me contact with me on skype : sosoXman
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Hi I'm a gay guy living in saudi arabia and so far me and my boyfriend have been hiding from the public staying low and it was hard for us but we managed to do it till a week ago where my boyfriend was arrested for being gay they found pics of us kissing in his phones and they arrested him they kept him in jail for 5 days till they sent him to court where they beat him into confessing everything and they made him sign the confession and i been stuck trying to explain to his family what exactly happened they finally let him out two days ago on house arrest till his court date now i know my story isnt as big as some of the people on here but they took away my everything and they did all those horrible things even the officers at the station harassed and tried to rape him and all of that while i had my hands tied and couldnt do anything i just had to watch him go thru all that and he might doing some jail time or even worse and right im seeking refugee anywhere or anyone that can provide us with protection and help us get outta this country and get to safety plz let me know i miss him so much and i am willing to anything for him so if anyone has any information on how to seek refugee plz let me know asap just contact on this email Seth2241@hotmail.com plz help us we are desperate and dont know what to do any info would be helpful plz i am beggin u any info just contact me and this is just what happened to us recently we've been dealing with this for too long we just wanna be together in peace so plz help us
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kim (user currently living in CANADA) posted for straight readers in response to this story 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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Mel (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 09/03/2014 tagged with human rights +5
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I am a gay Filipino worker here in Saudi Arabia...I am suffering now of character abuse....I want to exit in this country but my employer ask me to pay 3,500 riyals....I don't know what to do...no one can help me...even the Philippine embassy because they are under the law of Islam...please help me...I am very distressed...I am very depressed..I am very hopeless.....please help me....please......the only way I know if I cannot solve this problem is to end up my life.....please help me....I am begging to anyone with a golden heart...please......please....
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ZY (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 05/04/2014 +5
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Hi guys! Hope this ad finds you well. I'm halfway of my contract here at Saudi Arabia and while im on the verge of finishing my contract, i got the chance of knowing a saudi man who recently visited the Philippines for a vacation. We were able to communicate and know each other. He was a very open minded guy, he wanted me to know more about him and even very open to whatever questions i have for him and he readily answers all. We met and had some chitchats til we slept together. The days gone by, i fell in love with him. And im not sure if he did the same way, but he message me that often that he loves me and misses me. Im not even sure if thats limited only to relish desires towards me in bed. I tried to search some articles about saudi men in their views towards relationship especially same sex. I just want to have some background on how they set themselves in loving someone. Til now, i got this vague trap if he's serious or not. Im just taking the ride and accepting the risk that one of these days, he will say "Goodbye". It will hurt me for sure coz i loved him. But then again, im mediating myself for whatever outcome that will arise. For now,its good to be loved and loved someone unconditionally. LOVE LOVE LOVE
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posted for straight readers in response to this story on 27/06/2014 +5
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Hello my name is Alanoud 21 straight, from Saudi Arabia and I need gay men or straight but I prefer gay in Saudi Arabia for marriage business I'm planing to go to America for a project I have but I can't leave without a a man premission! My family won't allow me to go unless I get married please contact me for more information: july16_1992@yahoo.com
PS: you don't have to be gay I accept straight men too but remember its a marriage business there will be no sex!!
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(user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for readers on 23/12/2012 +5
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I want to tell all the world these word " I am so sorry for my mom and dad about all the wrong that I made in my life. I am so sorry for being a gay and you were waiting long time to see me married.
I also make apology on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpRF5fBfORc
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Nawaf (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay bisexual readers on 22/06/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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Hi, I'm Saudi 24 gay man, from Riyadh. I love being gay in saudi arabia because I feel very attractive lol most people here are bisexual, and nobody is actually homophobic because teenagers in school brag for having pretty boyfriend, so everyone is exposed to gay things and saudis are not turned off by this but only because islam doesn't accept any sexual activity regardless of orientation it makes it hard to be sexual in saudi arabia.. but all the guys here are awesome and they love pretty guys ;) the only down side for me is that nobody is serious in a relationship as they all want to marry a female and have kids.
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jade (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers in response to this story on 20/02/2014 +5
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i understand and feel the pain of every one of you, and i am willing to help anyone here that is going through the same shit im going through .
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Olga (user currently living in RUSSIAN FEDERATION) posted for lesbian readers in response to this story on 01/09/2013 tagged with illegality of female to female relationships +5
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Hello! Im from Russia. Im gay woman. I really can understand your problem. Because we too have the same problem with my girl friend. She lives in Alger.We found together 1 year ago. We love together all this time.
But wr have more problems than you. The family my girl want marriage her.we try find some gay man for marriage too.but its not easy.
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Muhamad posted for readers in response to this story on 06/12/2013 +4
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I srsly need a gay friend
Modylife123iid@gmail.com
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Nouf (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for lesbian readers on 15/03/2014 tagged with lgbt families, human rights, illegality of female to female relationships +4
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What can I say, I'm a gay 27 years old girl living in Riyadh who had the chance to live in the States but didn't have the heart to do it! I love my family and I honestly can't imagine my life without them.
The other issur is the Lesbian girls in Saudi. I think more than 50% (made up stat) of the lesbian girls here r having sex with girls just because it's easier than having a bf, which is stupid. Anyhow, life must go on, we shouldn't feel like victims. Make the best out of a bad situation and eventually everything will work out to the way you wanted. We r going to live once ans i know for a fact that the grass always looks greener on the other side.

Good luck all
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Sara (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers in response to this story on 01/01/2013 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, health, human rights, marriage / civil unions +0
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COULD GAYS snd LESBIANS MARRY EACHOTHER? they could fool everyone this way but still get to live their lives. It is not fair for gays and lesbians that just quietly want to live their lives. If marriage must be forced, could a gay man make an arrangement with a lesbian to get married and tell his family they will marry. Then the husband and wife can openly allow their gay and lesbian 'friends' come and stay at their home. This seems like a nice solution to get the constraints of society off their backs.
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sarahomo (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 25/03/2014 tagged with marriage / civil unions, illegality of male to male relationships +0
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a Gay of Riyadh, divorced twice, I am 33 years, looking for a man who has love married life so full his desires with mesarahomo69@yahoo.com
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(user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 25/03/2014 tagged with marriage / civil unions +0
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35 y/o gay pure bottom riyad looking to be a lovely wife to whom respecting my life and incoureged my feminen thought sarahomo69@yahoo.com
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