Human rights activists are using an advocacy video, a boycott and an analytical political update in their efforts to block a new proposal for toughening Egypt’s already-harsh anti-LGBTQ repression. “We will not cure nor recognize them, but we can execute and get rid of them.” That’s one sample of anti-LGBT attitudes on display in the “Against the Anti-LGBT Law” video that shows what’s at stake in a new proposal for toughening Egypt’s already-harsh anti-LGBT repression. The video cites the 65 arrests of gay and gay-friendly people that have taken place since a Sept. 22 concert in Cairo where audience members unfurled rainbow flags. It includes TV clips of people calling LGBT people a “disgrace, crime, shame and filth” and proposing the death penalty or life imprisonment for them.
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