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The Egyptian actor Hishām Salīm has recently spoken out about a hardship he experienced. He described the journey of his daughter Nūrā, who transitioned to become a boy, called Nūr, 18 years after he was born female, but with a body type that seemed more masculine.
Coptic pages on social media have been circulating the opinion of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], bishop of the churches of downtown Cairo, on the suicide and sexual orientation of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]. 
The suicide of the activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī] has caused controversy on social media in Egypt for the last two days. Some sympathise with her and pray for forgiveness for her, while others attack her and refuse to ask God to have mercy on her. Now Dar al-Iftāʾ joined the controversy and...
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
In this op-ed, the author discusses Egyptian actor Hishām Salīm’s acceptance of his now transgender son and how that acceptance relates to concepts of masculinity, femininity, and being transgender in Egyptian society. 
Rev. Munīr Ḥannā, Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, said that although the church appreciates the role of women in serving the organization, it continues to oppose the ordination of women in the Diocese of Egypt, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa, which is part of the Jerusalem and...
On October 4, 2010, Ḍiyā’ ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, 47, decided to leave his work as an Imam in the Sharqiyah governorate and emigrate to the United States, fleeing from society’s rejection of his homosexuality. This emigration brought with it a remarkable story for the Egyptian Imam, who dared to open what...
Social variables have occurred on the Egyptian reality in recent times, raising a wide debate about the right of the individual to freedom of opinion and expression on the one hand, and adherence to standards and genres and moral values on the other. The discussions in their entirety were on “...
 In this report, Misr al-‘Arabīyah [masralarabia.com] monitors reactions of experts and specialists to the report recently released by the National Council for Women (NCW) in Egypt on the explicit and violence against women scenes in the Egyptian TV drama during the month of Ramadan.
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....

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