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October 13, 2013

Group of men aged between 18 and 57 were detained following allegations of committing sexual acts in a medical cente

A group of 14 men have been arrested in Egypt under suspicion of engaging in gay sexual acts.

According to Egyptian media, the suspects have been detained pending investigations into allegations that they committed 'homosexual acts' at a medical centre in the al-Marg district of Cairo.

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Saturday (12 October) that they be held for four days to enable them to be sent to a pathologist 'for forensic reports'.

He has also ordered and that the centre be shut down and that all evidence be confiscated whilst investigations were carried out.

November 27, 2012

Anti-gay Islamic party claim Sir Elton's concert in Kuala Lumpur will corrupt young people in Malaysia

An anti-gay Islamic group in Malaysia plans to protest a concert by Elton John, claiming the veteran pop star will 'drag' young Muslims into 'vice'.

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) will picket the British singer's gig in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (1 December) over his gay marriage to partner David Furnish.

The group also accuse Sir Elton's tour in Asia of promoting 'hedonism' and claims it will have a negative impact on young Malaysians.

November 5, 2012

An ordinary Halloween party in Amman, Jordan was attacked after local media sources alleged it was venue for ‘devil worshipers’ and ‘gays’

A large protest turned violent outside a venue that hosted a Halloween party in Abdoun neighbourhood of Amman, capital of Jordan.

Sources told GSN how the crowd was incited by wild allegations that the party was used for ‘satanic rituals’ as well as attended by ‘gays’, and protected by the Jordanian government.

Sources also noted how one of the main political opposition parties, the Muslim Brotherhood, are attempting to create a moral panic about the event in order to garnder political clout in Jordan.

June 1, 2012

GSN asks LGBT Egyptians who they will choose in the second-round presidential vote and finds neither candidate appeals

As Egypt prepares for a second round run off between the two leaders in the presidential electoral race, LGBT people have apparently lost faith in politics – although they maintain some belief in their fellow citizens.

The first round has left Egypt with two choices, to be put to a vote on 16 or 17 June; the old authoritarian regime and a new Islamic one.