Amazon bans LGBT products in the United Arab Emirates

Amazon, an online retailer giant, has limited search results for LGBT issues and people on its website in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Amazon bans LGBT products in the United Arab Emirates

Amazon, an online retailer giant, has limited search results for LGBT issues and people on its website in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

After being pressured by authorities in the Gulf state, the firm made the decision to move forward.

In the UAE, homosexual relations between same-sex people are prohibited. Supporting LGBT rights may also be considered an offense.

This news comes as Pride Month, which celebrates LGBT people all over the globe, is coming to an end.

Amazon spokeswoman said that they are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and protection of the rights and freedoms of all people.

They added that Amazon stores all over the globe must comply with local laws and regulations.

According to the New York Times which first reported the story, the company decided to limit searches after being threatened by penalties from the UAE government.

The BBC reached out to the UAE Embassy in Washington for comment but they did not immediately reply.

The Kuwaiti foreign ministry had earlier this month announced that it summoned a high-ranking US diplomat to protest tweets by the American Embassy supporting LGBT rights.

For Pride Month, US officials posted a message of solidarity and a rainbow flag from President Joe Biden.

Kuwaiti officials criticized the embassy for supporting homosexuality and demanded that it not happen again.

Kuwait has strict restrictions on LGBT rights and makes it illegal for men to be homosexual.

State TV reported that authorities in Saudi Arabia also confiscated rainbow-coloured toys for children and clothing for children. They claim they encourage homosexuality.

Al-Ekhbariya reported that commerce ministry officials removed a variety of items from shops in Riyadh.

These included hair clips and pop-its as well as t-shirts, pencil cases, hats, and hats.

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