6th March 2015
Egypt arrests seven trans people for ‘debauchery’ using fake dating profiles 7
2:33 PM — Seven trans people have been arrested after being accused of debauchery, after police used fake dating profiles to lure them to a nightclub.
25th February 2015
Journalist behind Cairo ‘gay bath house’ raid faces defamation charges 17
9:52 AM — A journalist who led a "sting" on 26 men she accused of "perversions" for attending what she said was a gay bath house in Cairo now faces court herself charged with defamation.
12th January 2015
Egypt: All 26 men acquitted of ‘debauchery’ in bathhouse case 27
10:50 AM — In a case where 26 Egyptian men were accused of "debauchery", for having gay sex in a Cairo bathhouse, all of the accused have been acquitted.
8th December 2014
Egypt: Dozens of men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ arrested naked in bathhouse raid 23
2:31 PM — Dozens of men have been arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt at the weekend, and a programme will air this week on "the dens for spreading AIDS in Egypt".
26th September 2014
Egypt: Grindr warns users ‘police may be posing as LGBT’ after six men sentenced 2
11:51 AM — Grindr has issued a warning to Egyptian users about police entrapment following reports of six men who were sentenced on Thursday after advertising their apartment for sex on social media.
13th October 2013
Egypt: Police arrest 14 men in Cairo for ‘homosexual acts’ at medical centre 13
1:53 PM — A group of men aged between 18 and 57 were detained on Saturday, accused of committing "homosexual acts" at a medical centre in Cairo.
26th April 2013
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
24th January 2013
Egypt: Campaigners say life has gotten worse for gay people since the Arab Spring 11
12:11 PM — Despite the hopes of gay people who took part in the 2011 revolution, the climate in Egypt seems to be increasingly homophobic, a human rights group has warned.
6th November 2012
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges 12
3:34 PM — Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
30th August 2012
Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police 3
10:57 PM — Egyptian police have arrested a man from Cairo based on the accusation that he was the head of a "gay sex network".