Being queer in Egypt is increasingly dangerous as law enforcement leads an unprecedented crackdown against the LGBT+ community.
Authorities are using archaic laws to entrap, threaten, and prosecute queer people.
Simply logging into dating apps, like Grindr, can lead to arrest. Victims have faced discrimination and torture, including beatings and sexual violence, forced anal exams, and virginity tests while in police custody.
In addition to the legal consequences queer people face simply for existing, the crackdown is having a profound impact on mental health.
Bedayaa, an Egyptian LGBT+ rights group on the front lines of this battle, is trying to support as many LGBT+ Egyptians as possible. But they need your help!
Your donation will help fund critical legal aid for those targeted by authorities, and will help support life-saving services like mental health counseling. Can they count on your support?