Gay in Egypt
How the scam works:
Sexual orientation is an extremely sensitive topic in Egypt, along with other countries in the Middle East. If you are gay, it can be dangerous.
You might be approached by men pretending to be gay, only to be lead into a hotel and then threatened with blackmail.
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How to avoid:
Be discreet and don’t let yourself be bullied. If you meet anybody you like, take your time to get to know them.
As an alternative, if you know ahead of time you are going to Egypt or to any other country where your sexual orientation might be dangerous, go register yourself on reputable specialty websites. Find somebody interesting in the country you're going to, start a conversation, and make sure you get to know him very well before you land there.