ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Voguing for Freedom: Lebanon’s LGBTQ Fight for Equal Rights

08/14/2018 | CNN

When it comes to gay rights, Lebanon is known as one of the more liberal countries in the Middle East — yet homosexuality has had a complicated legal status. The Lebanese Penal Code’s Article 534 says that sexual relations “contrary to the course of nature” can incur a punishment of up to a year in prison. However, in July this year, an appeals court in the country ruled that consensual sex between two people of the same sex is not unlawful — marking the highest level court ruling of its kind. But long before the ruling, individuals in Lebanon had been creating new ways of expression for the LGBTQ community.


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