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Why Is the Egyptian Government So Afraid of a Rainbow Flag?

Why Is the Egyptian Government So Afraid of a Rainbow Flag? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Bold expressions of LGBT pride frighten regimes accustomed to being guardians not just of “national security” but also of our sexuality.

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With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community

With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The actions began after people in a crowd waved a rainbow flag at a rock concert last month.

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Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave?

Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The unfurling of a rainbow flag at an open-air rock concert in Cairo was a rare public show of solidarity with gay and transgender people in the Arab world’s most populous nation. The backlash has been fierce: Dozens have been arrested and put on trial, spreading panic in the embattled community.

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Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality.

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