Being a Gay Man in Egypt Is 'Terrifying and Thrilling'

Being a Gay Man in Egypt Is 'Dangerous and Thrilling'

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.

26 Men Arrested in Egypt's 'Gay' Bathhouse Raid Acquitted of Debauchery

26 Acquitted in Egypt's 'Gay' Bathhouse Raid 

Acquittals are rare in Egypt, and prosecutors have already filed an appeal. Meanwhile, attorneys for the acquitted men are seeking their release.

WATCH: YouTube Videos get Trans Egyptian Arrested in Crackdown

WATCH: YouTube Videos get Trans Egyptian Arrested in Crackdown

Police take woman away for videos posted years ago, even though they show her dancing fully clothed.

Egyptian 'Gay Wedding' Video Participants Get Reduced Sentences

Egyptian 'Gay Wedding' Video Participants Get Reduced Sentences

All eight men involved in a Nile riverboat ceremony have won shorter sentences on appeal.

Swiss Film Fest Fires Egyptian Journalist for Role in Bathhouse Raid

Swiss Film Fest Fires Egyptian Journalist for Role in Bathhouse Raid

Journalist Mona Iraqi is accused of setting up a raid on a gay bathhouse in Cairo that has 26 men now facing prison sentences.

26 'Gay' Men Arrested at Cairo Bathhouse Caged for Court Appearance

26 'Gay' Men Arrested at Cairo Bathhouse Caged for Court Appearance

The men who were arrested December 2 appeared in court Sunday, weeping and asking for belief in their innocence.

Egyptian Police Arrest, Humiliate 'Gay' Men at Cairo Bathhouse

Scores of Men Arrested at 'Gay' Bathhouse in Egypt

A late-night raid of a Cairo bathhouse included a humiliating march in the nude to police vans outside.

Egypt: Men in ‘Gay Wedding’ Video Will Spend 3 Years in Prison

Egypt: Men in ‘Gay Wedding’ Will Spend 3 Years in Prison

The men, who previously ‘tested negative’ for homosexuality, have been sentenced to three years in jail for ‘spreading indecent images and inciting debauchery.’

Op-ed: LGBT Americans Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate

U.S. LGBTs Celebrate, But Atrocities Abroad Escalate

On the eve of the international day of solidarity with LGBT Egyptians, be mindful of how our brothers and sisters abroad still need our support.

Grindr Sounds Alarm on Egypt's Antigay Witch Hunt

How Egypt's New President Is Using Grindr

In an effort to appear 'more Islamic than the Islamists,' Egypt's new regime is cracking down on LGBT people — going so far as posing as gay men looking to hook up on Grindr.

Grindr Responds to Reports Egyptian Cops Using App to Ensnare Gay Men

Grindr Responds to Reports Egyptian Cops Using App to Ensnare Gays

Grindr assures users it is mindful and vigilant about safety concerns, and supports LGBT equality around the globe.

Egyptian Police Ensnare Gay Men Using Grindr

Egyptian Cops Use Grindr for Antigay Witch-Hunt

Reports have emerged that Egyptian authorities are exploiting Grindr's mapping power to entrap and arrest gay men.

Men Arrested for Egypt's First Gay Wedding 'Test Negative' for Homosexuality

Egyptian 'Doctors' Say Men at Gay Wedding Aren't Gay

It's an ironic twist in which seven Egyptian men accused of being gay might be exonerated by the insulting, inaccurate 'medical' tests to which they were subjected. 

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