Amazon is restricting LGBTQ+ search results in this Middle Eastern country.

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07/05/2022

Amazon is reportedly restricting LGBTQ+ search results in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following pressure from the country’s government. Amazon made the decision on June 27 after being threatened with penalties by the UAE government if the company did not comply, according to the New York Times. (It’s unclear what those sanctions against Amazon would have entailed.) As a result, its website is hiding the results of more than 150 keywords related to LGBTQ+ expression, including “LGBTQ,” “pride” and “transgender flag.” Products like flags, chest binders and several queer-themed books are now reportedly banned for Amazon users in the UAE. Titles that are now unavailable for purchase include Nagata Kabi’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir and Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist.

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