TOPIC LGBTQ crackdown
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Constructing and echoing social perceptions: Gay characters in Egyptian film
Adham Youssef | How do movie depictions inform how we, both straight and queer Egyptians, see gay people?
Rainbow flag at gig sparks media storm of hostility
Mostafa Mohie | Rainbow flag at Mashrou' Leila's Cairo gig reveals deep-seated vitriol in Egyptian media
Shades of in/visibility: On coming out in Egypt
Lara El Gibaly | It’s not about individuals coming out to, but rather about the issue itself ‘coming out’ for discussion
11 sentenced to 3-12 years in prison for homosexuality
Pesha Magid | The Agouza Criminal Court has sentenced 11 people to prison terms ranging between three and 12 years
What the decision to test all detainees at a police station for HIV reveals about Egypt’s security services
Pesha Magid | It is not quite clear what the sister of a man arrested on suspicion of being gay expected when she told
On being transgender in Egypt
Pesha Magid | Aisha* was sleeping when her apartment was raided. She and three other friends had just moved in when
The state’s moral authority
Omar Said | In an interview during the run-up to his election last year, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asserted
Scaring them straight in the name of morality
Pesha Magid | Since what has become known as the ‘gay marriage’ video was released on August 29,
Of moral panics and state security
Sarah Carr | It was the usual story: A group of men “discovered” by the police engaging in “acts of perversion,”
 
Opinion
Scott Long
On not being there
Human rights and solidarity in Egypt’s LGBTQ crisis
Zizi
Symbols, perversity and the enemy within
The freedom of those rounded up must be defended, but the fight is bigger than this
Dalia Abdel Hameed
Homosexuality is not a crime
May 17 marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia. While I’m not the
 
News
Prosecution to keep alleged rainbow flag wavers in detention pending investigations
Update: Number of arrests in security crackdown on LGBTQ individuals rises to 57
At least 22 arrested in continued security crackdown on LGBTQ individuals
Update: 7 arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ after raising rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila gig
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry condemns deadly attack on gay nightclub in Orlando
Police station to test 170 inmates after report of HIV-positive detainee
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