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LGBTQ+ and the Arab World

This guide will help students understand the struggles that members of the LGBTQ+ community in the Arab World face


This research guide is a reference for how people of the LGBTQ+ community across the Arab World are treated. This guide gives resources that will help you gain a basic understanding of Islam, the history of LGBTQ+ people in the Arab World, and then the stories of those people. This guide focuses on highlighting and uplifting the stories of queer people in the Arab World, the stories that are not talked about enough.

Acceptance Rate of LGBTQ people in Arab Countries

Link to Statista

This statistic depicts the results of a survey conducted to determine the share of Arab adults who believe homosexuality is acceptable across the Middle East and North Africa as of 2019. As of 2019,a share of about 26 percent of the respondents from Algeria believed homosexuality is acceptable.

Databases for Research


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