The crackdown on gay people in Egypt has intensified in recent days, according to the Washington Post.
Security forces raided cafes in downtown Cairo and courts delivered harsh prison sentences, further driving the nation’s LGBT community underground.
More than 60 people have been arrested since a concert last month by a rock group where some members of the audience waved a rainbow flag.
Security forces have also detained people at their homes in the middle of the night and used apps and online chat rooms to entrap those perceived to be gay.
Some cafes frequented by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have been shut down.