Egypt: Tweet and blog against homophobic brutality, September 24 and 25

Prisoners in the courtroom cage during the Queen Boat trial wear masks to protect themselves from sensation-seeking photographers: Cairo, 2001

Prisoners in the courtroom cage during the Queen Boat trial wear masks to protect themselves from sensation-seeking photographers: Cairo, 2001

URGENT! This Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25, Egyptian activists want a worldwide storm of tweeting and blogging to protest the recent, massive wave of brutal repression of LGBT people.

Here’s the call to action in English, followed by Arabic. (You can learn more and join the event on Facebook — and while you’re at it, check out the Solidarity with Egypt LGBT page as well.) The Arabic version below includes sample Arabic tweets (in red) but please write your own in English! Paste the hashtag
#ضد_حبس_المثليين
in Arabic, or use it in English —  #stopjailinggays. Please share widely and join in!

TWO DAYS OF TWEETING AND BLOGGING: #STOPJAILINGGAYS

Because the Egyptian government has recently focused its efforts on monitoring people’s private lives, whether in the bedroom or on their facebook accounts …
Because the police have paused in chasing “terrorists” and are going after people for their sexual orientation and gender identity …
Because since October 2013, police have arrested more than 80 people for the “crime” of being gay or transgender …
Because some of these people receive humiliating treatment including physical violence and rape threats in detention …
Because the Forensic Medical Authority conducts anal examinations on these people, considered sexual assault and a violation of human rights and medical ethics …
Because they are sentenced for up to 10 years on charges of debauchery — a vague word …
Because the media has been waging a sensational campaign against LGBT people in Egypt, violating people’s privacy by publishing names and photos …
Because of all of this, on September 24 and 25 we will be tweeting and blogging using the hashtag
#ضد_حبس_المثليين
which means “Against the Jailing of Gays.”
Join us. Invite your friends. Raise your voices.

يومين للزقزقة والتدوين #ضد_حبس_المثليين

بمناسبة إن الدولة متفرغة في الفترة الأخيرة لمراقبة الناس في أوض نومهم وعلى صفحاتهم الخاصة، وبدل ما الشرطة تقبض على الإرهابيين مخصصة وقتها كله لملاحقة المثليين من أول أكتوبر السنة اللي فاتت الدولة قبضت على أكتر من 80 واحد بتهمة المثلية، بعضهم بيتعرض لمعاملة مهينة جوة السجن من ضرب وذل وشتيمة، وتهديد بالاغتصاب، غير إن الطب الشرعي بيطبق عليهم كشوفات غير آدمية وبيكشف على فتحات الشرج بتاعتهم عشان يثبت هما مثليين ولا ﻷ، بعضهم أخد أحكام بالسجن بتهمة الفجور، اللي هي تهمة مطاطة ومش واضحة، ولإن الإعلام قاعد يخلق أساطير حوالين المثلية الجنسية زي إنها مرض نفسي والقنوات والجرايد بينتهكوا خصوصية الناس وينشروا أساميهم وتفاصيل حياتهم

فاحنا يوم 24 و25 سبتمبر هنزقزق وندون باستخدام هاشتاج #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثلية الجنسية مش جريمة والدولة المفروض عندها حاجات أهم تعملها من مراقبة مين بينام مع مين،

شاركونا بالتدوين والكتابة خلال اليومين دول ودي نماذج من التويتات اللي ممكن تستخدموها:

المثلية هي ميول عاطفية أو جنسية ناحية انسان من نفس الجنس. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثلية مش جريمة. إزاي حبس المثليين في السجون هيحل المشكلة؟ #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثلية مش اختيار. محدش بيختار يكون جزء من فئة مهمشة ومرفوضة من المجتمع. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

أكبر مؤسسات الطب النفسي بطلت تعتبر المثلية الجنسية مرض نفسي من السبعينات. مفيش علاج نفسي معترف بيه عالميا للمثلية الجنسية. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثليين جنسيا بيتعرضوا لعنف مستمر، سواء من الدولة اللي بتجرمهم، أو من الأهل أو في الشارع. المثلية مش مقبولة بس العنف مقبول؟ #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثلية مش تقليعة ولا موضة ولا بدعة من الغرب. المثليين موجودين في كل العصور وكل الحضارات. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

جسمي أنا حر فيه. عاوز تتحكم في جسمي ليه؟ تقبل حد يقولك تعمل ايه وماتعملش ايه في جسمك؟ #ضد_حبس_المثليين

من حق كل شخص بالغ انه يختار يدخل في علاقة ولا لأ ويختار مين الشخص المناسب ليه من غير تدخل من أي جهة. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثلية مش مرض نفسي ولا بتسبب أمراض نفسية ولا جسدية. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

شهد العام الأخير تصاعد في عدد المثليين والمتحولين جنسيا الذي تم القبض عليهم فيما يزيد على 80 شخص. #ضد_حبس_المثليين

المثلية غير مجرمة بالنص في القانون المصري ولكن يستخدم مصطلحات فضفاضة مثل الفجور لملاحقة المثليين جنسيا #ضد_حبس_المثليين

عقوبة الفجور المستخدمة للقبض على المثليين تصل ل 3 سنوات ويضاف أحيانا اتهامات أخرى ليصل الحكم ل 10 سنوات #ضد_حبس_المثليين

الشرطة لم تستهدف فقط المثليين جنسيا ولكن استهدفت أيضا المتحولين والمتحولات جنسيا #ضد_حبس_المثليين

النيابة بتحول المتهمين للطب الشرعي والذي يقوم بعمل فحص شرجي ضد إرادتهم بمخالفة حقوق الإنسان ويعتبر انتهاك لكرامتهم وخصوصيتهم

التغطية الإعلامية لعبت دور كبير في التحريض على المثليين والمتحولين جنسيا واستخدمت ألفاظ سلبية مثل الجنس الثالث أو الشواذ #ضد_حبس_المثليين

الإعلام انتهك خصوصية وسرية المتهمين عن طريق ذكر أسماء المتهمين أو نشر صور وفيديوهات لهم مخالفة للمهنية ولأخلاقيات الإعلام #ضد_حبس_المثليين

77 thoughts on “Egypt: Tweet and blog against homophobic brutality, September 24 and 25

  1. Please let us live as we want !! We don t disturd people just because we have différent sexuality! We don t do that in the street … We are like every body, just HUMAN !!! Let us free

  2. Every human have right and live in this beautiful world, when GOD won’t stop to take breath then who the hell jailours are!!!! Leav us our own way.

  3. The middle east is full of extreme religious activist. Religion is the most cause of deaths in the world. It pushes humanity thousands of year back. All of those fucking countries in the middle east including Israel and Lebanon (“democratic countries”) mix their religion with state. Until, they separate church from state, they will always be hate crimes and war.
    To all the gays in the middle east, keep it low key and be smart/safe

    • You are the biggest ass hole there is. Hopefully someone close to you is not gay. Who are people like you to judge anyone?

  4. Government is for the people n LGBT are also among those people. If such govt cannot protect n give security to all its citizen including LGBT n cannot maintain basic human thn such govt is good for nothing.

    N media should be fair one not the biased. Biased media is also a type of terrorist which break harmony in society.

  5. I didnt realize this torture was still permitted in this day and age.these so-called “straight”authorities should be put standing at a wall and shot or drawn and quarted and left to rot not buried as an example of what the gay people have to suffer from physically and mentally.thank god we in ireland never had that experience. Then again we are a civilised and ignorance free nation.

  6. هذا ما يحصل بدولة الكويت من 5 سنوات والكثير منا تعرض للاهانات والضرب والفضايح وحتى التشهير وتحدثنا مع حقوق الانسان وخاطبو الكةيت مشكورين ولكن لم يحدث شي ومازالت الاعتقالات مستمره حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل

  7. How do these governments think they will ever be accepted by the greater world community when they brutally discriminate against powerless minorities.

  8. The only way this kind of discrimination will end is if these bigoted people who contribute nothing but violence against INNOCENT people are erased from the existence.

  9. No discrimination against gaypeople, Same rights and respect for them
    If these is not a democratic and free country , i never spend any money anymore to a country with dictators!

  10. it’s their damn laws they have in the middle east about being gay -.- which in my opinion is 800+ years backwards

  11. Ok, so in their minds is this supposed to change their sexuality or something? And if they are receiving rape threats while being held prisoner, shouldn’t those expressing the threats be confined against their will also ? Smh lets be serious people, there is much more going on in this world that deserves MORE attention than the confinement of a person just for being who they are.

  12. my friend was traveling in Egypt and was arrested and I suspected that he was just a little too openly gay and got himself arrested. I had no idea that the Egyptian government actually had a policy of arresting gay people. As an afterthought I would certainly have suggested to my friend that he boycott Egypt, and not spend a nickel there but rather go somewhere else and have a good time. It has now cost him the value of the trip , an atttorney and whatever the costs are of the arrest are…….all a very tidy sum to say nothing of the time spent and the trips back and forth. thank you for the heads up
    Jack

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  14. People should learn to live happly their own lifes, and let others live as well! A lot of “straight” people only know hate and war in their hearts. Sorry anyone has these feelings and the time! It’s 2014 and reading anything like this makes no sense! Sad, very sad!

  15. Stop behaving inhuman.change your mindset.do not interfere in people’s private life. Whether they r gay.bi.lesbian or transgender.support equality N human rights.rather than your own laws. ..
    I stand N support Egypt Ian gays N transgender. ..

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  17. We don’t have to like eachother, but we must learn to coexist together. Wouldn’t life be much easier if we just showed some love instead of hate? There’s enough hate in the world already.

  18. It is hard for me to see that any country can treat their citizens like this. So greatful to live in a country where, at least, the government approve of peoples individualy. So sorry to see that countries take after the Ugandian way or the Russian way. Why? When the majority of the world give their blessing or at least their acceptance. Sence I was a child I have wanted to go to Egypt, mainly for historical reasons but now I do not now. Do not want to support any discrimenation with my money. Yours Sincerely/ Fred

  19. very hard to comprehen this happening on the otherside of the world. It’s not crime to be gay, let them all be free Egypt!! One love guys and girls !!!!

  20. Stupid and idiot government! !!!
    Do something useful to crime or terrorism but not to interfere people’s private life. Shame on you!!! For this unjustified human rights.
    Come to Europe or state or asia will see how you people can survive if u keep touturing innocent people. Only beasts will attack each other but hello… we r human. Only God will decide what to do on our orientation but not U!
    LOVE IS NOT A CRIME!!! Use your brain to think as long as people do harm to each other MORON! !!!

  21. Surely you do not want your country peaceful! !! always there is a riot or war. Why do u want to torture your citizen? How many life do u want to lose?
    How can u be a governmen if u don’t understand this simple common sense??
    Poor of the people who were born there. U must condemn to people who torture u!!!!

  22. Middle easterns laws are so complicating, some parts of that area, they find you guilty of being with the same sex, it’s death. They even have some kind of police that will arrest you for being gay, because it’s against some religions. With that said I feel bad for those men and women that are gay.

  23. This is ironic! I have been to parties with Egyptian government officials. My experience is both of them participated in a gay orgy. They told me about all the government leaders that would fuck with another man and then go back to their wife and family. How can these people point their finger at others.

  24. Being retired US Navy, a citizen of the USA and a gay man. As much money as the United States give Egypt these violations are completely inexcusable. The United States stands for human rights, human dignity yet we continue to send money to those countries whom continue to to violate the simplest of all principals and that is to live and let and protect each and every persons civil rights. Countries commit acts such as these should be immediately stripped of ANY and ALL aid and assistance funding by the United States of America…. they would think twice about going down a road lije this when they knew it would cause the country to be stripped of Millions if nor BillionS in USA funds.

  25. In Tiere sin gay das vinder ist keine Krankheit .gay sin normal Mensch wie alle sehen kein Problem das immer Problem andere Länder machen .lassen einfach leben igal gay oder hetero oder Trans alle sin Mensch alle mußt essen scheiß machen igal wer ist .einfach lassen die Leute so wie sin gay oder Trans .alle Menschen aceptier das einfach .

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  27. This ancient treatment towards humans because of their sexuality is a huge misjudgement, borders on brutality and is against the right to love who we do and be happy with ourselves.WHat goes on in a persons bedroom is not the government s concern.hetrosexuals need to think of and remember that human copulation is written in the bible to be done only for the sake of reproducing….not for pleasure. A ND WHERE IS IT SAID that the kinkiness and promiscuity in the hetrosexual world is ecceptable and right..SO who is the government to tell me whst is right and wrong when it comes to love and sexuality?

  28. Have you ever asked yourself why this all pro-gay propaganda, gay rights outburst out there?
    Answer: Zionists pushing the gay agenda to destroy Christians (The Goys)….. Why if they supposedly “love” gays rights they send their kids to private schools?

    Why Jews Push Gay Marriage
    By Brother Nathanael Kapner
    Copyright 2013

    The push is on.

    With the Supreme Court Hearings last week on homosexual unions—and Obama’s own endorsement—Jews are at the forefront in promoting ‘gay’ marriage.

    Jewish leaders like billionaire’s Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, and Marc Stern of the American Jewish Committee, have all come out in favor of what has traditionally been looked upon as sexual depravity.

    Even Elena Kagan at the Supreme Court, yes, Jewish, an alleged lesbian at that, is reportedly known for “queerifying Harvard” when Dean of the Law School by introducing “transgender law courses”

    Two Jewish groups in particular: The Anti-Defamation League, together with the American Federation of Teachers, have been promoting the homosexual agenda in our public schools.

    Books like Daddy’s New Roommate, (Ken), Daddy’s Wedding, (Daddy marries Ken), King and King, are part of the ADL’s Early Learning Program, molding the minds of impressionable little children to accept and embrace deviant sexual acts.

    But Jews prefer sending their kids to private schools. It gives their children better standing for admittance to Ivy-League colleges and shields them from homosexual propaganda.

    Believe me, for I grew up as a Jew, for a Jewish son or daughter to announce to their parents that they are ‘gay’ is one of the worst things that could ever happen.

    You see, Jews look upon marriage for their own as sacrosanct, as paramount for the perpetuity of the Jewish race.

    [Clip: “I’m going to tell you the most important thing you have to remember, about all that I learned in the world this is it, no matter what happens you marry a Jewish girl.” [audience laughs] “That’s right, your mother was right. You marry a Jewish boy. There’s nothing more important in the whole than this. And there’s another reason you better marry a Jewish girl. So you mother doesn’t break both your legs.”]

    Indeed according to my own Jewish upbringing, there’s nothing ‘gay’ about two men having sex in each other’s rectums and two women using dildos to imitate the act of procreation.

    And we heard during the Sabbath Torah Readings the passage from Leviticus, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, it is an abomination, saith the Lord.”

    Why then are Jews pushing gay marriage? It’s for the Goys, that’s why.

    I’ll never forget the day that a ‘gay’ movie came to Brookline Mass. with homosexual images plastered all over the marquee.

    As I stood across the street in disgust, a Hasidic rabbi came walking by.

    I pointed to the movie and said, “Isn’t it horrid that we’re assaulted with these lewd images and titles?”

    The rabbi laughed and scorned and said, “It’s for the Goys! Who cares!”

    You see, Jews have no special love for queens, transvestites, and cross-dressers. They look upon them as “dreck”…as repulsive.

    But to dismantle a Christian culture in America that opposes Jewry, that’s what the Jews are after.

    Homosexuality is for the Goys! But the Regime is for the Jews.

  29. How appalling! Let me guess. This appalling behavior is being done in the name of Islam. Where are the so called voices of moderation and reason in Egypt? Why are Arab nations trying to outdo each other in terms of barbarism and cruelty?

  30. Greetings from Germany. I hope for human rights for all persons! God created e v e r y human beeing. We are coloured or white, gay or not-gay. God bless you!

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  32. Wut a pack of ignorant, disgusting, homophobic biggots!!!…must b the last of the cave-dwelling Neanderthals that r destroying Egypt & driving it back to the stone-age!!!
    They shud all b dragged bfor the World Court & face charges for Hate Crimes Against Humanity!!! HORRIFIC & PATHETIC!!!
    GROW THE FUCK UP U MORONIC, IDIOTIC, DICK-HEADS!!!

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