TOPIC LGBTQ rights
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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
Four Egyptian wartime B-movies: Nudity, sex and a dash of politics
Amany Ali Shawky | "Who knows when the war is going to end?" says handsome gay painter Raouf to Ahmed, a youth fresh from
Egypt’s cinematic gems: ‘Mercedes’
Amany Ali Shawky | Nubi is told not involve the Socialist Party in "a tale of homosexuality, homicide, drugs, politics,
Please keep it in the family and spare us
Sarah Carr | Being a gay man in Egypt is already a struggle without this film and its tired old clichés, lurid misinformation,
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
Dalia Abdel Hameed
Homosexuality is not a crime
May 17 marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia. While I’m not the
Zizi
On the possibility of being a queer Arab
Every individual who becomes aware of the formidable struggles we face every day has an inescapable responsibility.
 
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News
Update: Number of arrests in security crackdown on LGBTQ individuals rises to 57
At least 22 arrested in continued security crackdown on LGBTQ individuals
Court grants Interior Ministry authority to deport “foreign homosexuals”
‘Ramses bathhouse’ defendants to press charges against journalist behind their arrest
14 arrested for ‘practicing homosexuality’
 
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Cartoons
Cartoon: Gay people
Andeel | Guy 1: "Those gay people are funny, bro..."Guy 2: "Yeah man..."