Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
A prominent LGBTQ activist who sought asylum in Canada after being arrested and tortured in her native Egypt has died, leaving behind unfulfilled dreams of liberating other people targeted for their sexual orientation and political beliefs. Sarah Hegazi, 30, is being remembered as an inspiring symbol of resistance and bravery by mourners around the world. She was found dead in her Toronto apartment on Saturday, June 13, of an apparent suicide. Hegazi was imprisoned in the fall of 2017 after waving a rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo by the Lebanese band Mashrou’Leila, whose lead singer Hamed Sinno is openly gay.