The Politics of Sexuality and the LGBTQ Crackdown in Egypt

"LGBTQ individuals are facing an unprecedented level of persecution in Egypt. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), an independent human rights organization, recently reported that since the military coup in 2013, the average number of persons arrested and taken to court because of their private sexual practices and/or sexual orientation has increased five-fold annually compared to the years 2000- 2013," writes CDDRL visiting scholar Ayça Alemdaroğlu in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Read the article here.