The fight against Islamophobia is part of a quest for the "movable middle" that LGBT people have long sought, argues activist Omar Sharif Jr.
Promoting an economic summit in a nation jailing LGBT people is not living up to the self-stated ideals of the State Department.
Egypt's president has put the entire LGBT population on notice that its members are targets. In December dozens of gay men felt the heel of his government's boot during a bathhouse raid.
Acquittals are rare in Egypt, and prosecutors have already filed an appeal. Meanwhile, attorneys for the acquitted men are seeking their release.
Police take woman away for videos posted years ago, even though they show her dancing fully clothed.
All eight men involved in a Nile riverboat ceremony have won shorter sentences on appeal.
Journalist Mona Iraqi is accused of setting up a raid on a gay bathhouse in Cairo that has 26 men now facing prison sentences.