Belly Dancer Dons a Beard to Protest LGBTI Abuse in Egypt

Activist Shrouk El-Attar's act called, Dancing Queer, is a protest against the persecution of gay, lesbian and transgender people in El-Attar's native Egypt where they risk violence, arrest and jail. Through her belly dancing performances, El-Attar raises money to pay legal fees for LGBT people in Egypt and relocate those who fear family violence because of their sexuality. She has performed in France, the Netherlands and Japan, and hopes to take her show to Germany.

Activist Shrouk El-Attar at her bearded belly dance performance in London, United Kingdom.


See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.