Queer Rights Under Pressure.

Podcast with "Bonobo"

In the context of the Transgender Awareness Week in November, we talked to Egyptian LGBTQIA+* activist 'Bonobo' about the situation in their home country. In addition to the global backlash of queer rights, repressive regulations prevent NGOs from doing their vital work. Though some successful projects exist, there is still a lot to be done.

'Bonobo' explains what actions are required in order to improve the situation, and stresses which duties the foreign cultural policy has in this fight for justice.


* There are many variations of this acronym. The editorial team has chosen LGBTQIA+ in this context. LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and all other people identifying with the queer community.

On a blue, yellow, black striped background inside a white circle is a person illustrated in black and white. The person has long hair, the upper part is tied in a bun. Below the person is written "Bonobo" in blue letters, above him/her "Die Kulturmittler Nummer 32" in black letters. This is the cover of the 32nd episode of the ifa podcast on culture and foreign policy with Bonobo, an Egyptian LGBTQI+ activist on the legal situation and the situation of the queer community in Egypt. Illustration Lea Dohle
Illustration: Lea Dohle

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