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Political-Social Movements: Homosexuality and Queer Movements: Egypt
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Over the last decade, the Arab world has witnessed an acceleration and intensification of the rate of persecution of queer individuals, as well as a rise in the prosecution of those displaying any kind of gender non-conformity. At the same time, it is seeing the development of a new canon …

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Sahar Amer, “Political-Social Movements: Homosexuality and Queer Movements: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002012>
First published online: 2015

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