The issue addressed here is not only exclusive to Egypt as it happens in a lot of countries… But living in An Arab, African, and an Islamic country, makes the ordeal of LGBTQ community worse.
Given that other countries that do not criminalize or discriminate the category in question, one could be subjected to robbery and sexual abuse, and go report it to the police. This is not the same case if you live in the MENA region.
With that being said, members of the LGBTQ constantly suffer from abuse and violations along with being deprived from their right to resort to justice as a result of the stigma that smears them.
As a gay guy living under daily pressure in Egypt, I have been silent for so many years about what I have been going through, about my peers’ misery and the abuse that was inflicted upon us.
On the 9th of March, 2018, I was robbed by a man, who I trusted and thought that he is a trustworthy, reliable, and well-mann…