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Thousands of Colombians march to protest activist killings. Since then nearly 70 people have been arrested, and more than 20 have been handed sentences ranging from six months to six years, according to Dalia Abdel Hameed of the rights group Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights EIPR.
In this case, a message is going out every day and has been for several weeks since the concert. Join Online Groups: If you have paid for a membership on a dating site, chances are you have access to all the various member groups, including those tailored to LGBTQ individuals.
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Two popular dating apps have launched initiatives to keep their Egyptian users safe after the recent arrests of gay and bisexual men by authorities in Cairo. Mashrou' Leila's lead singer is openly gay, and some fans waved pride rainbow flags in the crowd—a serious political act in a country like Egypt, with a long history of state-sponsored queer oppression.
The dating apps have sent these kinds of warnings before in various countries, such as Russia where a law against the promotion of homosexuality has been used to stop gay pride marches and detain gay rights activists. They emphasize the precarious nature of online dating, encourage users not to exchange real names, and only meet people who have been vetted by friends or friends of friends.
Egyptian authorities do not deny going after the LGBT community.