As people continue to fall victim to an anti-LGBT crackdown in Egypt, gay dating apps Grindr and Hornet have implemented features to help keep the community safe. Homosexuality isn’t illegal in Egypt, but gay men are being charged with debauchery, immorality or blasphemy. What’s more, authorities in Egypt don’t deny the fact they are specifically targeting LGBT+ people, with state media and the religious establishment claiming that it’s a public duty to tackle the spread of homosexuality. Both Grindr and Hornet are issuing safety warnings and tips in Arabic to users who are at risk of being targeted by these authorities.
October 23 / Gay Times