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Omar Sharif Jr. Shares
What It's Like Being a Gay Egyptian in the Public Eye


Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. opened up in an op-ed for Hornet titled A Voice for the Voiceless: Amidst a Brutal Crackdown, This Gay Egyptian Looks for Hope. The piece shares what itís like being a gay Egyptian in the public eye and the weight it carries both in the United States and in Egypt.

Highlights Include:
On being a public figure and coming out:

ďWhen I came out in 2012, I wanted to use my status as a relatively public figure ó grandson of two of Egyptís most beloved celebrities ó to push LGBTQ acceptance through what I then assumed would be our darkest hour. Unfortunately, since then conditions have only worsened, and the country is now gripped by a brutal crackdown against some of its most vulnerable citizens

His advice for youth in Egypt:
I canít tell the young gay Egyptians who message me to come out en masse; I donít want them to be cannon fodder for my ideals. I canít even tell them to come out to their own families; few of them had the liberalizing experiences my grandparents did, working on movies with people from all walks of life. So I tell them to be safe, to be careful, to hang on.

Read the FULL STORY Here: https://hornetapp.com/stories/gay-egyptian-omar-sharif-jr/



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