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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Syria

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Homosexuality in Syria is still considered illegal. However, instances of persecution is limited to nonexistent.

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Criminal Law

Article 520 of the penal code of 1949, prohibits having homosexual relations, i.e. "carnal knowledge against the order of nature", and provides for a possible three-years imprisonment. However, the law is de facto suspended.


Gay Community

There is a big gay community in Syria, especially in Damascus. There are many places known, both to the LGBT community and heterosexuals, to be gay-friendly. Persecution is virtually nonexistent. Damascus ( transliteration: , also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the largest city of Syria and is also the capital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Politics

In 2003 Syria, in the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, voted to postpone a U.N. draft resolution on human rights and sexual orientation. The vote was 24-17. The draft resolution would have the Commission express deep concern at the occurrence of violations of human rights in the world against persons on the grounds of their sexual orientation; stress that human rights and fundamental freedoms were the birthright of all human beings, and that the universal nature of these rights and freedoms was beyond question; and call upon all States to promote and protect the human rights of all persons regardless of their sexual orientation. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...


AIDS-HIV

The AIDS-HIV pandemic remains a taboo topic of discussion in Syria, as in much of the Middle East. The first reported cases of infection were in 1987, and the government has done little to prevent its spreading. The government opened a testing center during the 1990s, but did not report statistics on HIV infection until 2006, when it reported that 377 out of 4 million people who had taken blood tests tested positive for HIV. Non-governmental organizations, however, estimate that there are truly at least five times that many. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... This article is about cultural prohibitions in general, for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The term non-governmental organization (NGO) is used in a variety of ways all over the world and, depending on the context in which it is used, can refer to many different types of organizations. ...


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External Links

  • Syrian Same-Sex Society NetWork

 
 

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