IQ: It depends on your personality, your social class, your friends and your family.
For me, I'm openly gay to my parents and all of my close straight friends. IQ: Mostly through dating website on the internet but you can also meet guys in private house gay parties and gatherings. We understand that although there are no direct laws prohibiting same sex acts, we understand that other laws are enacted, like Public Order & Public Morals (as in the infamous case of Cairo52), and quite a few cases of people arrested through speaking with agents on chat rooms and gay dating websites… IQ: Exactly, there is no direct laws prohibiting same sex acts or relationship but they usually affiliate it with Debauchery, Public Morals & Order.
One motive is certainly to divert public attention from economic recession and the government's liquidity crisis.
According to official statistics, at least 23 million of Egypt's 65 million people live under the poverty line.
They were released after two months of detention, and the case was never brought to the courts.
Newspapers came under harsh criticism for printing the names and pictures of the suspected devil-worshippers, tarnishing their images despite their release.
By the time the public prosecutor issued a statement denying these reports, the goal had been achieved: the public was attentive.
"The case involves religious beliefs and morality, two elements that have always succeeded in keeping people engaged for a long time," says Taher Abul Nasr, a lawyer from the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, which represents four of the defendants.After the July 18 court session, a beleaguered mother screamed: "He went out to buy me medicine when [the police] arrested him." This would explain the almost identical news reports published in the two weeks that followed the raid.The reports, probably issued by state security sources, described rituals of a Satan-worshipping cult and public orgies allegedly taking place on the Queen Boat every Thursday night.The semi-official Egyptian media has always shown willingness to be used by the security services in their fight for publicity.The heavy coverage of the Queen Boat case brings to mind a similar case in 1997, when 78 teenage men were arrested on charges of establishing a Satanic cult.The thing is that most of policemen play around a lot with words and the bugs in Egyptian law, they usually trap suspects by using words like debauchery when they ask them whether they practice same-sex sex or not, so they make suspects admit that they practice "debauchery" even though the suspect may only meant that he practice same-sex sex.