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Identities Reconfigured, Online Dating Apps, and Incrimination: A Case of the Egyptian Crackdown and the Lebanese Tinder

Saly El Wazze
2017 Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research  
In light of an ambiguous legal situation in countries like Lebanon and Egypt concerning homosexuality, this article looks at how some individuals are able to reconfigure their identities and sexual desires through the online dating app Tinder, and the negotiation of sociopolitical identity signifiers in a Lebanese context. On the other hand, LGBTIQ individuals and those with non-normative sexualities are persecuted by the Egyptian state as a result of those same practices, resulting in a
more » ... sulting in a collapse in the online/offline binary.
doi:10.36583/kohl329 fatcat:7mqew3cojnhdnazmgbd5ei365y