Egypt

According to 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center, 95% of Egyptians believe that homosexuality should not be accepted by society.  Egyptian law does not explicitly criminalize homosexuality or cross-dressing, but it does have several provisions that criminalize any behavior or the expression of any idea that is deemed to be immoral, scandalous or offensive to the teachings of a recognized religious leader. In light of public opinion, shaped by cultural and religious traditions, these public morality and public order-based laws have been used against LGBT people as well as anyone who supports more liberal attitudes.

In October 2017, the Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against LGBT people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, according to  Human Rights Watch. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality:

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/06/egypt-mass-arrests-amid-lgbt-media-blackout

Legislation

Male to male relationships: Illegal

Punishments for male to male relationships: Yes

Female to female relationships: Illegal

Same sex marriage or civil union: No

Discrimination protection

NRHI inclusive of sexual orientation: No

Constitution protection: No

Employment protection: No

Hate crimes law: No

Incitement: No

Other protection: No

LGBT organizations/networks

Solidarity with Egypt LGBT: https://solidaritywithegyptlgbt.wordpress.com/

 

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