Egypt

LGBTI Rights in Egypt


ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

Gang violence, death threats and police on dating apps: The brutal reality of being LGBTQ+ in Egypt

The LGBTQ+ community in Egypt is under attack from violent gangs and authorities, and a landmark documentary is detailing queer folks’ “relentless courage” in the face of “relentless oppression”. While homosexuality itself is…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2023

How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps

In Egypt, homosexuality is highly stigmatised, and there have long been allegations that police are hunting LGBT people online. Now BBC News has seen evidence of how the authorities are using dating…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim…

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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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