epa03810151 Young Israeli gay couple wearing an Arab Keffiyeh kiss during the annual Gay Pride parade at a main street in Jerusalem, Israel, 01 August 2013.  EPA/Abir Sultan

Activists are calling on foreign nations to oppose the bill before it’s too late. Egypt is set to enact one of the world’s most sweeping and extreme pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation following a harsh crackdown on the local queer community. On Wednesday, member of parliament Ryad Abdel Sattar introduced a bill that would criminalize homosexuality

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LGBT activists from Arab world to meet in Rehoboth Beach

More than half a dozen LGBT activists from the Arab world are expected to attend a first-of-its-kind meeting this weekend in Rehoboth Beach. The meeting — which will include advocates from Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gaza Strip who live in the U.S. — will take place at a private home

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14 men arrested in Cairo for ‘homosexual acts’

Group of men aged between 18 and 57 were detained following allegations of committing sexual acts in a medical center According to Egyptian media, the suspects have been detained pending investigations into allegations that they committed ‘homosexual acts’ at a medical centre in the al-Marg district of Cairo. An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Saturday (12