October 3, 2014 – Reported by the International Business Times UK – Gay rights supporters have organised an online campaign to protest against the Egyptian government’s persecution of homosexuals in the country.
The organisers are using Twitter hashtags #StandForEgyptLGBT and #SolidarityWithEgyptLGBT to call for demonstrations against homophobic attacks.
The campaign follows the arrest of seven men who appeared in a video celebrating a gay wedding – believed to be the first in the country.
Authorities justified their arrest by saying that the images of the footage were “humiliating, regrettable and would anger God,” and “constituted a criminal act”. The trial is still ongoing…