We have researched how LGBTQ individuals are using social and dating apps in Lebanon, Iran and Egypt and the risks they face.While these countries differ in the levels and types of risks posed to users, LGBTQ groups in all three heavily rely on apps to communicate, date, ‘hook-up’ and fall in love.
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The success of ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River valley for agriculture.
Repression and marginalisation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer (LGBTQ) people across the world have limited safe opportunities for LGBTQ people to meet up but this is especially true for communities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Targeting of LGBTQ groups in the MENA region reached a climax in when more than 50 people were arrested because of their gender and sexual identities in Egypt after the rainbow flag was flown during a concert.
Many of these arrests happened via entrapment through LGBTQ dating apps.
Social and dating apps help LGBTQ groups connect and communicate but they are also putting users at risk.Read more about how popular dating apps are being used by LGBTQ people in Egypt, Lebanon and Iran; the risks they face from both state and non-state actors; and how apps, businesses, civil society and technology groups need to work together to reduce the impact of repressive crackdowns on communities and protect individuals online.This summary presents findings about LGBTQ communities’ use of apps in Egypt, Lebanon and Iran.On the other hand, the traces of bone fractures led archaeologists to believe that these people were involved in some punishing physical work.These discoveries confirm that Gebel el-Silsila was not a poor village populated by unskilled laborers involved in tomb construction, but rather a rich settlement, though its residents’ vocation remains unclear.The tombs were unearthed by Egyptian and Swedish archaeologists several kilometers south of the famous Valley of the Kings, RIA Novosti reports citing Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities.