20th April 2015
Grindr CEO: We’re very proud of users in countries where being gay is illegal 27
4:44 PM — Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai has said he is "very proud" that the app has users in countries where homosexuality is illegal.
15th April 2015
Egypt: Gay foreigners can be banned from entry or deported 38
12:16 PM — An Egyptian court has ruled that gay foreigners can be deported from the country or banned them from entry, in a bid to 'protect public interest and religious and social values'.
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.
17th February 2015
Victim of Egyptian bathhouse raid attempts suicide 4
12:31 PM — One of 26 men who were arrested in a bathhouse in Egypt, and accused of “debauchery”, has attempted suicide.
22nd January 2015
Egypt media told to increase anti-gay coverage 14
12:36 PM — The Egyptian government is reported to be encouraging the country's media to report on arrests of gay people.
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.
27th December 2014
Egypt reduces jail time for men in ‘gay wedding’ video 7
2:30 PM — Several men who were jailed for appearing in a video which appeared to show a mock same-sex wedding have had their jail sentences reduced at appeal.
17th December 2014
Egypt: Men accused of ‘spreading AIDS’ in bathhouse to go to trial 8
4:12 PM — Dozens of men who were recently arrested in a raid on a bathhouse in Cairo, Egypt went to trial this week accused of "debauchery".
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".
16th November 2014
Egypt: Appeal verdict set for men jailed over ‘gay wedding’ video 2
4:51 PM — Eight men who were jailed in Egypt over a video which purportedly showed a mock same-sex wedding will hear their appeal verdict next month.
3rd November 2014
Amnesty International condemns Egypt for ‘shameful’ jailing of men over gay wedding video 5
7:14 PM — Amnesty International has condemned the jailing of eight men in Egypt over a video which appeared to show a mock same-sex wedding.
1st November 2014
Egypt: Eight men jailed over ‘gay wedding’ video 12
12:56 PM — Eight men have been jailed for three years in Egypt, over a video which purportedly showed a mock same-sex wedding.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
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.
22nd September 2014
Egyptian men due in court after arrest for ‘gay marriage’ video
6:39 PM — Men arrested for taking part in a mock same-sex wedding in Egypt are due in court on Tuesday.
16th September 2014
Egyptian police hunt gays using Grindr 13
5:13 PM — Police are exploiting Grindr and other dating sites to hunt members of the LGBT community in Egypt, it has been claimed.
10th September 2014
Egypt: Men arrested over same-sex wedding ‘test negative’ for homosexuality 20
11:22 AM — Men arrested for taking part in a mock same-sex wedding in Egypt have 'tested negative' for homosexuality.
7th September 2014
Egypt: Men arrested over ‘same-sex wedding’ video 13
1:31 PM — A number of men have been arrested in Egypt, after appearing in a video showing an unofficial same-sex wedding ceremony.
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
17th April 2014
Egypt: Surge in anti-gay raids sparks fears of crackdown 5
8:45 PM — Raids on the gay community in Egypt have drastically increased in the past few months, it has been reported.