Two years ago, Lebanese internal security forces closed a gay and lesbian website and tried to track its owners. The case dragged for sometime and captured the attention of various international human rights organization. A year later, the Egyptian government organized a huge crackdown on its homosexual community.
Consequently, the country’s websites were shut because their owners were either arrested or feared arrest. Lebanon and Egypt are not alone. Almost all Arab countries prohibit, monitor or ban gay and lesbian chat rooms and matchmaking websites.