Beirut is home to an ever-growing gay scene. Outside of Israel, Lebanon is the most gay-friendly country in the Middle East. Although homosexuality is theoretically illegal, the penal code law is rarely used. Gay travellers in Beirut shouldn’t face any difficulties, but public displays of affection are ill-advised.
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Kahwet Al Franj
A wonderfully cozy and welcoming cafe and restaurant, bustling with personality and great food....
POSH is the largest gay club in the Arab world. It has a state-of-the-art lighting and sound...
A gay-friendly cafe that serves some of the best coffee in Beirut. It has quite a bohemian vibe....
Ego is a gay after-party that takes place at Projekt Beirut after POSH closes. The action kicks off...