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Gay in Egypt – the plight of acceptance

Scene taken from the movie "Tol omry" (All my life)

By Hanan Solayman

EGYPT. “All my life I’ve been lonely” or Toul Omry A’yesh le wahdy… a famous song by prominent Egyptian singer Mohamed Abd el-Wahab in the late 1930s that evokes loneliness and difficulty in finding the soul mate. A song that better describes the life of homosexuals in Egypt as Maher Sabry used it as a background melody in his digital film ‘All My Life’ (Toul Omri), the most daring and sexually explicit LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trends) film to ever come about homosexuals in the Arab world in 2008.

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