Egyptian activists: Anti-LGBT repression is getting worse
Middle East / North Africa

Egyptian activists: Anti-LGBT repression is getting worse

Egyptian activists have compiled a detailed report on the ongoing and increasing abuse of LGBT citizens by Egyptian police.  Recent highly publicized arrests made after a rainbow flag was displayed at a  Sept. 22 concert were “simply the latest episode in the systematic campaign” of repression, according to The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) Continue reading

Protest over Tunisia’s 20th homophobia-fueled murder
Middle East / North Africa

Protest over Tunisia’s 20th homophobia-fueled murder

In response to the murder of a hairdresser in northwestern Tunisia, the advocacy group Shams last week urged the Tunisian government to protect the LGBT community against violent homophobia. It was the country’s 20th homophobic murder since the Tunisian Revolution that launched the Arab Spring in 2010, according to Shams, which advocates the repeal of … Continue reading