TOPIC LGBTQ rights
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Malak al-Kashif: Becoming a woman
Nada Arafat | Malak might be the first out transperson detained in connection with a political case in Egypt.
Intimidation, surveillance, restrictions: African human rights officials describe mistreatment by Egyptian security in Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharif Abdel Kouddous | Attendees said they were subjected to unprecedented intimidation and restrictions by Egypt officials
Toward fixing my world
Dalia Selim | When anxiety and fear of the unknown meets homophobia
LGBTQ crackdowns, civil society and social change: A video conversation
Naira Antoun | Responses to seminal moments of state violence against LGBTQ individuals in Egypt
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
In the Spider’s Room: A counter-oppression novel
Ahmed Shafei | Ahmed Shafei worries the novel's ending may encourage sympathies in the reader for some characters and
In the Spider’s Room: Because one hand met another 15 years ago
Ahmed Wael | On Mohammed Abdelnaby's recent novel, dealing sensitively with the "Queen Boat incident."
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
 
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Opinion
Ismail Fayed
On queerness and the jargon of authenticity
a utopia free of any Western influence only exists in the delusions of some postcolonial academics
Tareq Baconi
Our lives are not conditional: On Sarah Hegazy and estrangement
Here is what I did not know when I chose to be in London: we carry our homes in our hearts.
Sarah Hegazy
A year after the rainbow flag controversy
Even after my release, I was still afraid of everyone.
 
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News
Rights groups: 2 Ramses crackdown detainees subjected to invasive physical exams that amount to ‘torture’
Imprisoned trans woman Malak al-Kashif sexually assaulted, subjected to forced anal examination in state hospital
Transgender detainees arrested in post-Ramses Station crackdown face adverse prison conditions
State Security Prosecution orders detention of 2 transgender people on charges of joining illegal organization
Lawyer: Trans woman arrested from her home in Giza, whereabouts remain unknown
EIPR: Authorities have systematically entrapped LGBTQ individuals online since 2015
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Cartoons
Cartoon: Gay people
Andeel | Guy 1: "Those gay people are funny, bro..."Guy 2: "Yeah man..."