Members of Lebanon's LGBT+ community attend a picnic in Batroun, May 21, 2017, as part of the Beirut Pride week aimed at raising awareness about the rights of the community. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub/File)
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More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6% of Lebanese people think being gay is acceptable, according to a major survey of public opinion in the Middle East published Monday.The wide-ranging study, conducted by researchers at Princeton University, found although support for women's rights and for female leaders was growing, many people still felt men should have the final say in family matters.Its findings have revealed the complex and often conflicting views held by people in the region on LGBT and women's rights.Acceptance of being gay is low across the Middle East, the study found, with Algeria, where 26% of people deem it acceptable to be gay, the most tolerant country.
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