Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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.
Are you married to your same-sex partner in LEBANON?
Yes, I married here
Yes, I was married in another country
No, but we have a civil partnership
People across Lebanon have risen up against the injustice perpetrated by the Municipality of Dekwaneh last Saturday April 20th, 2012. Antoine Chakhtoora, Municipality Mayor of Dekwaneh, ordered his internal security forces to raid and close a Club frequented by
people with non- heteronormative sexual orientations and gender expressions. Please adopt this statement and spread the statement to your allies and to the media and join the campaign of mobilizing mass support in Lebanon and the Global South in the pursuit of justice. >>>
“I was standing outside the nightclub with my friends when I was ordered by [municipality] police to get into the car, with no legal order” one of the transgender revelers harassed Saturday night at Dekwaneh club Ghost said, on condition of anonymity. She said she was taken into a room where she was abused both verbally and sexually by municipality head Antoine Chakhtoura’s deputies. >>>
The mayor of Dekwaneh, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, ordered a nightclub frequented by trans and LGB people shut down and several people, including a trans woman, were brought to the municipal headquarters, ordered strip naked, then photographed.
Cabriolet Film Festival (CFF) is sponsoring a video contest open to professional and not professional film makers, scriptwriters, creative people and individuals who want to share their stories and propose innovative solutions.
Rectal exams to prove homosexuality have been condemned by doctors, lawyers, and judges, yet are still administered by the Lebanese authorities. The procedure has come back to light after the recent Plaza Cinema incident in which 36 men were arrested under suspicion of homosexuality and subjected to the ordeal at a police station.
Lebanon’s Justice Ministry should immediately issue a directive ordering an end to anal examinations as part of police investigative procedures to determine suspects’ sexual behavior, Human Rights Watch said today. The ministry should follow the lead of the Lebanese Doctor’s Syndicate, which recently denounced the tests as a form of torture. >>>
The Order of Physicians issued a circular Tuesday telling doctors they will face disciplinary measures if they carry out anal examinations ordered by the judiciary intended to provide evidence of homosexuality.
On July 28, 36 men were arrested [ar] in Beirut under suspicion of homosexual activity. The raid took place in the Bourj Hammoud neighborhood at Cinema Plaza, which is considered to be a gay cruising venue. Lebanese police also cracked down on other venues deemed to be places of “debauchery and prostitution”. >>>
Human rights activists have denounced Lebanon’s humiliating treatment of gay men, and the ‘medical examinations’ that doctors believe can determine sexual orientation. Men suspected of being gay are taken to a doctor and asked to undress, and then lean over or crouch, submitting to a medical examination of their anus. >>>
We, Palestinian Queers for BDS (PQBDS) and Pinkwatching Israel, are appalled by the Equality Forums decision to highlight Israel as the featured nation of their 2012 Summit in
Philadelphia this May. While attempting to celebrate the purported advancements of LGBT civil rights within Israeli society, the Equality Forum is partnering with the Israeli Embassy in Washington and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in promoting the Tel Aviv gay tourism agenda. >>>
Statement by the Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign in Lebanon. The Lebanese Cabinet issues a draft law to reinstate Lebanese nationality to descendants of Lebanese fathers and grandfathers…only... >>>
The Algerian secret service gave transsexual Randa Lamri an ultimatum:
Leave the country within 10 days or risk imprisonment and the defamation of her family. Lamri, like many persecuted gays, lesbians and transexuals in the region, looked to Beirut for refuge. But persecuted Syrians, Iraqis and Algerians find it isn't what they imagined.
11/04/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
By most accounts, Lebanon is the gay-friendliest country in the Arab world. But activists say behind closed doors, sexual minorities are often abused in this deeply patriarchal country. They call for the abolishment of a law that essentially makes homosexuality a crime.. >>>
Maya Mikdashi writes about the news coverage of the sexual assault on a female CBS reporter in Tahrir Square during the celebrations the day that Husni Mubarak resigned. This coverage has ranged from the disappointing silence of Al-Jazeera to the blatant racism of Fox News. >>>
(Maya Mikdashi) - A debate has erupted on the facebook page of the movement to “overthrow the political sectarian regime in Lebanon.” This debate was not about how to accomplish this lofty goal, or how to better strategize for more effective and powerful street demonstrations, or even what the actual demands of the movement are, should be, and how these demands can be enacted. Rather, the debate is about homosexuals and homosexuality in Lebanon.