Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Unclear
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Have you been the victim of violence because of your sexual orientation in EGYPT?
Yes, I don’t ever feel safe
Yes, by individuals
Yes, by a group
Yes, by the police
27/05/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
“Each juicy story gives police more incentives to pursue publicity. Youm7 (“Seventh Day“), a privately owned paper, is the worst offender.
They’ve blared out each new arrest with hungry glee, publishing names and faces, marching into jails with police collusion to capture the miscreants on video camera… Since the Revolution, (Youm7 has) become unofficial mouthpiece for the military and the security state. >>>
"Revolution never shined for women in the first place"
Nevin Öztop from Kaos GL, Turkey sat down for an interview with Egyptian feminist Kholoud Bidak, an activist working for the Nazra for Feminist Studies in Cairo, Egypt. >>>
Egypt has no specific laws banning homosexuality although there are plenty of ways to charge someone suspected of engaging in homosexual acts. Police will often charge gay people with "debauchery" or breaking the country's law of public morals. >>>
A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment Friday, with the attackers overwhelming the male guardians and groping and molesting several of the female marchers in Cairo's Tahrir Square. >>>
Vigilante gangs of ultra-conservative Salafi men have been harassing shop owners and female customers in rural towns around Egypt for “indecent behavior,” according to reports in the Egyptian news media. But when they burst into a beauty salon in the Nile delta town of Benha this week and ordered the women inside to stop what they were doing or face physical punishment, the women struck back, whipping them with their own canes before kicking them out to the street in front of an astonished crowd of onlookers. >>>
Today marks the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women. We started planning several activities based on this year's theme, however, due to the current circumstance and the violations committed against protestors, the organizations signing this statement decided not to take part in the campaign, and to join the protests against police and military forces brutality, and the abuses by the ruling authorities. We ask for your support to the second wave of the Egyptian revolution, to move into a peaceful stage. >>>
29/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Egypt’s gays emerged buoyed from the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Increasingly visible and willing to speak up, they show how upheavals across the Arab world could prove to be social and cultural revolutions, albeit with uncertain outcomes. >>>
Just months ago, a raid by Egypt’s vice police would have been a concern at gatherings such as this fete for a man in red shorts who was turning 26. But on the recent sweltering Thursday night, as men in pastel-colored, V-neck T-shirts streamed in, a crackdown was the last thing on Bidak’s mind. She worried whether a certain woman might walk through the door.
Not too long ago, the ex.vice-president, Omar Suleiman, used "Muslim Brotherhood" as an "Islamophobic" straw-man in all his interviews during the Jan25 Revolution to scare the whole world of what would happen if Mubarak left. Today, Muslim Brotherhood are using homophobia and xenophobia to attract people's votes like they did before during the constitutional referendum and influenced people to vote "yes"!
16/03/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Hope, freedom, and democracy — these are three words that have little or nothing to do with what’s happening in Egypt at the moment. Yet utterly ignorant newscasters and liberal bloggers seem to equate the situation there to Tiananmen Square — where protesters two decades ago risked life and limb in a face-off with China’s authoritarian leaders. Of course, in China they lost.
Comment by Michael Lucas >>>
In the aftermath of the anti-Mubarak revolution in Egypt, and while many activists and scholars argue in favor of amending articles of the current constitution, one of the most conservative Islamic groups in Egypt is worried that changing certain articles of the constitution may be used to legalize homosexuality in the country. >>>
. . . I’m making this video to give you one simply message: We want to go down to Tahrir Square on January 25. If we still have honor and want to live with dignity on this land, we have to go down on January 25. We’ll go down and demand our rights, our fundamental human rights... These are the words of Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26 year old woman whose Jan. 18 blog is said to have helped mobilize the million that turned up in Cairo and the thousands in other cities on Jan 25. >>>
Acton Canada for Population and Development &
International Lesbian and Gay Association (European Region)
United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva. 11th June 2010.
Presented by Rowland Jide Macaulay >>>