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A woman holds a gay pride flag bearing a cedar tree in the center... News PhotoAdult,Beirut,Cedar Tree,Flag,Holding,Horizontal,Lebanon - Country,Social Issues,Tree,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA woman holds a gay pride flag bearing a cedar tree in the center during an anti-homophobia rally in Beirut on April 30, 2013. Lebanon has a reputation as the most liberal country in the conservative Middle East, but even a night on the town for gays can end in arrest and humiliating sexuality 'tests'. The Article 534 of the Lebanese penal code punishes 'unnatural sexual intercourse' by up to one year in prison. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)