Tag Archive | Sarah Hegazy

Death of Egypt LGBT+ activist mourned

Death of Egypt LGBT+ activist mourned

The death of a high-profile Egyptian LGBT+ activist, who sought asylum in Canada after being jailed for waving the rainbow flag, was mourned on Monday by followers highlighting the nation’s ongoing discrimination against the gay community. Sarah Hegazy, 30, was found dead in her apartment in Toronto, where she had been living in exile for […]

Egypt: Two held in anti-gay crackdown freed on bail

Egypt: Two held in anti-gay crackdown freed on bail

(Reuters) – Two people detained in Egypt in October, after allegedly waving a rainbow flag – a symbol of same-sex rights – at a concert, have been freed on bail, a lawyer representing them and a human rights NGO said yesterday, Tuesday 2nd. Sarah Hegazy, 28, and Ahmed Alaa, 21, were released and fined 2,000 […]