2D7A29137-D28A-C9EA-582D565F14B0865C.jpg.pagespeed.ce_.1fRZy2rq4uJay’s guest is the grandson of the late Omar Sharif. Like his grandfather, this Omar Sharif – Omar Sharif Jr. – is an actor. And an Egyptian. He is also a model and a gay-rights activist. He is a speaker at the Oslo Freedom Forum, in Norway. That’s where Jay caught up with him, for a most interesting conversation: about Omar Sharif, about coming out gay, about coming out half-Jewish at the same time, about the aftermath of these revelations, about Arab societies at large, etc.

Coming out gay and half-Jewish would not provoke even a yawn in many places. In Egypt? Put it this way: Omar Sharif Jr. did a very gutty thing.

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There are 4 comments.

  1. Henry Castaigne Member

    Thank you so much for doing these interviews Jay. Americans are collectively freaking out about North Carolina asking trans-people to use the men’s restroom but so much of the world has real and horrible bigotry. I’m very glad that someone can take a big picture view of the world.

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    • May 24, 2016, at 9:40 PM PDT
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  2. Zafar Member

    What a great interview.

    What is this Norway gig that throws up such gems? I seem to recall a really interesting interview from there last year as well.

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    • May 25, 2016, at 3:01 AM PDT
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  3. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    Zafar:What a great interview.

    What is this Norway gig that throws up such gems? I seem to recall a really interesting interview from there last year as well.

    Jay is at the Oslo Freedom Forum.

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    • May 25, 2016, at 7:08 AM PDT
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  4. EHerring Coolidge

    Very interesting. I will keep my eye out for him in movies.

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    • May 25, 2016, at 7:55 AM PDT
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