As for lesbians, they have double the trouble.
"Make no mistake - Lebanon is a country of macho and conservative people where women are considered inferior and are discriminated against," said 25-year-old Nadine, a member of Meem, an association that supports lesbian rights.
"The Lebanese want to show the Arab world that they are open-minded. But most young people generally carry the conservative ideas of their parents," she said. "If my parents do not let me go out it is not because I am gay, it's because I'm a woman."