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.
15th April 2014
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists 4
5:03 PM — Human rights activists have expressed alarm at the announcement of plans to build separate prisons for gay prisoners in Turkey.
7th April 2014
Four gay Egyptians sentenced to years in prison for holding ‘deviant parties’ 13
3:36 PM — A court in Egypt has used a law banning "debauchery" to sentence for gay men to jail sentences of up to eight years.
7th January 2014
Egyptian director fears that censors’ demands will turn gay love story into tale of friendship 6
8:19 PM — The director of an Egyptian gay love story, one of the first of its kind, has expressed fear that it will be turned into a story of two male friends, as censors demanded that thirteen scenes be cut.
6th December 2013
Egyptian censors demand that 13 scenes be cut from first gay film 10
6:37 PM — Creators of the first film to come out of Egypt which directly tackles gay issues have been told they must delete a large chunk of scenes, despite that the film contains no sexually explicit content.