Global Roundup: Dr. Strange & LGBTQ+ Activism…

Curated by FG contributor Samiha Hossain Via @dancingqueerofficial Shrouk El-Attar writes in The New Arab about LGBTQ+ erasure in Egypt, the recent banning of Marvel’s Dr Strange 2 and how queer activists continue to assert their existence. When El-Attar was 16-years-old in 2009, they were excited about a new film out in the cinemas called Bedoon Rekaba (Uncensored in Arabic), where one of the main characters was a bisexual Egyptian woman. However, El-Attar was heartbroken to see that the bisexual character exploited and preyed on desperate young women that she seduced using her financial powers, and was depicted as a cautionary tale of what children could grow up to be if they weren’t raised properly.

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