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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Libya face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Libya.

Laws against homosexuality Edit

Homosexuality is illegal and can be punished according to article 407/4 with up to 5 years imprisonment. Article 408 (amended by Article VIII/2) punishes both parties for "indecent acts".[1]

Living conditions Edit

Due to both legal and social reasons, many homosexuals decide to stay in the closet. Many emigrate from Libya to live in more liberal places like the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, France or the United States.

See also Edit

Notes Edit

  1. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1217. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.

External links Edit


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