Homophobic Egyptian Mural Transformed With a Pro-Gay Message

Apr 1, 2013 3:46PM

Global Voices is reporting on a new social media hashtag that is demonstrating that pro-LGBT proponents in Egypt are not afraid to speak out. The hashtag #ضد_رهاب_المثلية (Against homophobia) has been generating conversation between LGBT supporters and opponents, but its very existence points to a broadening of Egyptian debate on the topic of LGBT rights.

Image: The mural on Mohamed Mahmoud street in Cairo, which was the site of clashes between police and protesters, has been changed to evoke a more pro-diversity message. (via Leil Zahra Mortada)