Crackdown on LGBT rights in Egypt
Mari Norbakk University of Bergen Vegard Vibe University of Bergen
A conversation with Mari Norbakk (PhD-candidate, social anthropology, UiB) and
Vegard Vibe (PhD-candidate, comparative politics, UiB).
The waving of a rainbow flag during a concert in Egypt on September 22.
sparked a modern-day witch-hunt leading to the arrest of 33 people, some
of whom were caught in sting operations where the police used fake dating
app profiles. Following this episode, a new law that would directly outlaw
same-sex acts has gained wide support among Egyptian parliamentarians
despite drawing international criticism. These recent developments are the
latest illustration of a year-long campaign to oppress the Egyptian LGBT
community. What are the social impacts of the current crackdown on LGBT
rights? And why does it happen now?
This morning we are joined by Mari Norbakk who in discussion with Vegard
Vibe will shed light on these questions. Norbakk is a PhD-candidate
working on the issue of men and masculinity in the Middle East.
Coffee and croissants will be served!
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