Dating in the middle east
It was a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the conservative Muslim country, and was met with a swift zero-tolerance response.
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).
US-based gay dating apps, like Grindr and Hornet, used by millions globally, have provided Egyptian users with extra safety tips in Arabic. we know that the police are under pressure to arrest people and they are going about doing that through all the avenues that they have," Jack Harrison-Quintana, a director at Grindr, said by phone from the United States.
Some of Grindr's tips include letting people know where you are going before meeting someone, checking if you have mutual friends and trying to meet virtually first through video so you know who you're meeting.
Gay men are frequently arrested and typically charged with debauchery, immorality or blasphemy.
When a young person decides to get married, the following steps often take place: This type of focused courtship helps ensure the strength of the marriage by drawing upon family elders' wisdom and guidance in this important life decision.
Family involvement in the choice of a marriage partner helps assure that the choice is based not on romantic notions, but rather on a careful, objective evaluation of the compatibility of the couple.
Fifteen members of an extremist Jewish organisation have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and harassing Arab men who date Jewish women.
Police arrested the leader of the Lehave, Bentzi Gopstein, and 14 others yesterday from their homes in Israel and the occupied West Bank.
Egyptian authorities do not deny going after the LGBT community.