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Omar Sharif Jr. on Being a Role Model for the Arab LGBT Community

Published: 21/12/2016

When he learns of his Attitude Inspiration Award, Omar Sharif Jnr’s reaction is characteristically humble: “My story is not unique, it’s just better-known,” he says. But as the first high-profile personality to come out as gay in the Arab world, not to mention being the grandson of legendary Egyptian actors Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama, that is something of an understatement.

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