Amnesty International says the exams are torture; Egypt says it's part of the investigation.
The pro-LGBT demonstration occurred at a performance by Mashrou’ Leila, which has a gay frontman.
Hieroglyphics recount numeous queer deities who were worshipped in ancient Egypt.
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.