Berlin for Egypt: KHWAT benefit for queer crackdown - EXBERLINER read more
Mass arrests for waving the rainbow flag. Humiliating anal examinations meant to "determine" homosexuality. Being detained naked for visiting a public bathhouse. This the reality for queer people living in Egypt right now. In 2014, president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi granted the military absolute power to rule, and now a keen interest in pleasing more conservative, religious powers in the country has resulted in inhumane crackdowns on LGBTQ* people.
Following last summer’s successful benefit to help victims of the “gay purge” in Chechnya, the people behind Salon – Zur wilden Renate are throwing in again for KHWAT, this Saturday, January 27, 8pm. Godmother, Dubais, DJ Kali and more are all there to entertain for the cause and all proceeds go to support victims of Egypt’s discriminating treatment. Co-organizer and former Cairo resident Alexander Molyneux-Berry explains exactly what's going on and what Berlin is taking a stand against.