Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ep. 40 Gay in Egypt with Khalid Zaid



All eyes have been on Egypt this week as thousands of protesters gather in the streets of Cairo to demand the ouster of longtime president, Hosni Mubarek.

Of course, while the world watches the brave souls who have protested in the name of equality and basic human rights, we can’t help but think of our LGBT brothers and sisters living under the restrictive regime.

This week we are fortunate to speak with Khalid Zaid, an American citizen born and raised in Cairo, who fled to the U.S. after the infamous “Cairo 52” crackdown on homosexuals in 2001. Khalid provides an honest and unflinching look at what it means to be gay and living in Egypt under Mubarek’s intolerant rule.

We know you’ll find the interview interesting and informative. If you would like to read Khalid’s open letter to gay.com that we talk about on the show, you can find it here.

Take it easy. The guys are still up to their antics with a look at the big gay news shaping our world, and of course, the Grindr Guy of the Week.

Enjoy the show!

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