LGBT rights in Afghanistan

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people living in Afghanistan face certain unique legal and social challenges. Homosexuality and cross-dressing are considered serious crimes in Afghanistan, possible punishment may include the death penalty. This is usually the case in rural parts of the country where local villagers take the law into their own hands. As of 2008, it appears that the regime change has not had much impact on the legal status of gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals in Afghanistan.

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