Egypt

LGBTI Rights in Egypt


ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Egypt integrates sex education ‘to stop homosexuality’

The Egyptian education ministry has ordered educational directorates to integrate concepts of sexual education, sexual harassment and sexual violence into the basic education curriculum, local media reported on Thursday. The move is…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2022

Activists urge UN to move climate conference from Egypt over LGBT rights concerns

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

An Arabic anti-LGBTQ+ campaign is going viral on Twitter

In late June, an account launched on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Telegram called Fetrah — the Arabic word for “human instinct.” Soon after, the account posted a Twitter thread in Arabic calling…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2022

Saudi Arabia arrests Egyptian social media star Tala Safwan for ‘immorality’

An Egyptian social media star has been detained in Saudi Arabia under accusations of being immoral and sexually suggestive online. Tala Safwan – who creates content on TikTok and YouTube – allegedly appeared in a recent…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

LGBTQ communities facing new repression in Middle East

Most of the people around him don’t know he identifies as queer, the 20-year-old Iraqi student told DW. But life in his comparatively conservative southern city of Najaf is dangerous for him anyway. “Once…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Tough Territory for Transgender People in the Middle East and North Africa

Transgender people, whose assigned gender at birth does not match their gender identity, face a grim reality in much of the Middle East and North Africa region, including daunting obstacles to legal…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

Sentenced for a selfie: Middle East police target LGBTQ+ phones

BEIRUT/LOS ANGELES, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before Omar leaves home in the morning, he carefully uninstalls the apps on his phone one by one - no WhatsApp, no Facebook, no…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2022

Egypt: Rights Defender’s Imprisoned Father At Risk

(Beirut) - Egyptian authorities should urgently provide health care to Salah Soltan, the detained father of a prominent Egyptian rights defender living in the US, or immediately release him to receive medical attention and…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Al-Azhar rhetoric alarms LGBTQ community

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest religious authority, has warned against media content that "normalizes" homosexuality. The warning came in a Dec. 5 tweet on Al-Azhar's official Twitter account that condemned homosexuality as "obscene " and…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2021

A Discriminatory System Killed a Transgender Man in Egypt

August 26 should have been a day of celebration for Ezz Eldin, a 26-year-old transgender man, but it ended in tragedy. He bled to death after he was prematurely discharged following a gender-affirmation surgery…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

LGBT+ conversion therapy thrives even as bans gather pace

LONDON, Sept 15 (Openly) - Doctors once prescribed long, hard bike rides and testicular transplants to cure gay men of their "sexual abnormality". More than a century on, fear and controversy still…

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