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LGBT Rights in Egypt

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A

Recent studies in Egypt indicate societal resistance to LGBTQ+ rights.

History

Homosexual activity in Egypt

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Homosexual activity in Egypt is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since 2000
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Three months to 3 years in prison. May be placed in "special reformatory" upon completion of prison sentence. Fine between 25 LE and 300 LE (US$3 and $40).
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Same-sex marriage in Egypt

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Same-sex marriage in Egypt is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriage has never been recognized in Egypt.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Egypt

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Egypt is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout
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Right to change legal gender in Egypt

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Right to change legal gender in Egypt is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Yes, gender reassignment surgery is allowed and can be underwent in the country after getting an approval from the Al-Azhar Mosque or the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Egypt

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Egypt is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Egypt has not recognized a category other than male and female for intersex nor non-binary people.
Any gender beyond the binary cisgender model is officially treated as an illness.
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LGBT discrimination in Egypt

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LGBT discrimination in Egypt is no protections.

Current status
Since Sep 11, 1971
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Egypt

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LGBT employment discrimination in Egypt is no protections.

Current status
Since Sep 11, 1971
No protections
Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protections for LGBTQ+ community
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LGBT housing discrimination in Egypt

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LGBT housing discrimination in Egypt is no protections.

Current status
Since Sep 11, 1971
No protections
Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protection for LGBTQ+ community
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Same-sex adoption in Egypt

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Same-sex adoption in Egypt is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Single parent adoption is only available for women who were previously married. Fostering is only available for opposite sex married couples.
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Serving openly in military in Egypt

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Serving openly in military in Egypt is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
As homosexuality is illegal, serving in the military is also illegal. Egypt uses invasive examinations which it claims can detect suspected homosexuals.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Egypt

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Blood donations by MSMs in Egypt is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Homosexual activity is illegal, therefore MSM blood donation is not accepted.
Sources:
No source available
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Conversion therapy in Egypt

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Conversion therapy in Egypt is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversation therapy is wildly (despite secretly) practiced in Egypt, at the hands of medical professionals at governmental and private medical establishments; as well as in religious institutions; in addition to nonprofessionals practicing it online.

Equal age of consent in Egypt

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Equal age of consent in Egypt is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Egypt.
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