Is WikiLeaks Outing Gay Saudi Arabians?
According to the Associated Press, some of the data that WikiLeaks has released from Saudi Arabia may be sensitive data about private citizens. The data in question includes HIV status, plus names of rape victims and people arrested for homosexuality. As we saw with the ugliness between The Daily Beast and gay Olympians, people need to be very careful when sharing information about gay people who are living in anti-LGBTQ countries. We’ve got that story and more in this look at the various studies and research that’s being done about queer people around the world.
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