Omar Sharif’s Grandson Comes-out as Gay, Half-Jewish: ‘Am I welcome in Egypt?’

The grandson of actor Omar Sharif claims he is worried about returning to his native Egypt after coming out as being gay and half-Jewish.

Omar Sharif Jr. who lived in Egypt until January 2011, just before the revolution, when he moved to the United States, says he also fears for his family following the success of Islamic parties in recent elections.

He wrote in the Advocate Magazine: ‘I write this article in fear. Fear for my country, fear for my family, and fear for myself. 

Sharif, an actor like his two-time Golden Globe winning grandfather, left Egypt in January 2011, just before the revolution. (Shutterstock)

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