tw!! there are a lot of mentions of homophobia/transphobia/lgbtphobia

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article 534 prohibits sexual relations that are “contradicting the laws of nature”, which is punishable by up to a year in prision. however, the enforcement of the law is varied and different courts have different to no punishments for same sex relations. some courts/judges are against article 534.

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lebanese gay and bisexual men legally cannot transfer blood (july 12, 2016)

Court of Appeals of Beirut gives transgender men to change their official papers granting them access to necessary treatment and privacy (january 2016)

lebanese judge Janet Hanna gives transgender men the right to undergo sex reassignment surgery in order to change their legal gender.

there is no exact law stating that same sex relations is prohibited, however some courts punish it while some others do not.

lgbt people are not allowed to serve military time.

same sex marriage is illegal.

joint/lgbt adoption is illegal.

lesbians are not given access to IVF.

there are no exact laws saying homosexuality is not prohibited and there are no laws saying it is legal.

lgbt people are less likely to be employed.

homosexuality declassified as a mental illness. (2013)

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(2007) judge Mounir Suleiman calls a halt to the investigation of two men arrested under article 534, he disputed that homosexuality was “against the laws of nature” and said that homosexuality being seen as “unnatural” reflected the social mores of the time. (this weakened the law against homosexuality)

(2011) judge Batroun ruled against the use of article 534 against homosexuals.

(April 2013) mayor of Dekwaneh orders security forces to raid and shut down a gay nightclub. several people at the party were arrested and forced to undress in municipal headquarters and were photographed naked. lebanon’s interior minister of the intern i’m government showed support to what the mayor of Dekwaneh did and continued to say, “ Lebanon is opposed to homosexuality, and according to Lebanese law it is a criminal offense.”.

(July 11, 2013) the lebanese psychiatric society (LPS) releases a statement declaring homosexuality is not a mental disorder and does not need to be treated, they said “ Homosexuality in itself does not cause any defect in judgment, stability, reliability or social and professional abilities,”, "The assumption that homosexuality is a result of disturbances in the family dynamic or unbalanced psychological development is based on wrong information". LPS has also said the “conversion therapy” has no scientific background and has asked health professionals to “rely only on science” when giving an opinion and treatment on this matter. this has also made lebanon the first arab country to declassify homosexuality as a ”disease”.

(January 28, 2014) a court in the municipality of Jdeideh ruled out a case accusing a transgender woman of having “unnatural” sexual relationships with a man. this made the ‘anti-gay law’ weaken.

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