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Beirut:  Pride organisers cancel opening event after threats

Beirut: Pride organisers cancel opening event after threats

Organisers of Beirut Pride said they have cancelled the event’s opening concert, after threats meant they could not guarantee the safety of attendees at Lebanon’s third annual LGBT+ week. Organiser, Hadi Damien, said a concert planned for Saturday at The Palace theatre was axed, after the venue received threatening phone calls and posts on social […]

Egypt: Six Arrested In Crackdown On LGBT

Egypt: Six Arrested In Crackdown On LGBT

(Reuters) – Six Egyptian men arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ and ‘debauchery’ on social media were to be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Sunday, October 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday. Their arrest is part of a wider crackdown against homosexuality that started last week when a group of people were seen […]

Egypt: Seven arrested for raising rainbow flag at concert

Egypt: Seven arrested for raising rainbow flag at concert

(Reuters) Egyptian police arrested seven people on Monday after they were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, security sources said, in a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim country. Security sources said the seven were arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy,” a euphemism in […]