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While Disney fights the new Florida law as an alleged cornerstone of “homophobia,” the massive corporation is delighted to conduct business in lethally homophobic countries.
- Disney Cruise Lines’ ships sail into Dominica and Antigua, where glamorous onshore activities await. These Caribbean islands punish gay sex with maximum 10- and 15-year prison terms, respectively.
- Disney Vacation Club offers “private adventures” to Egypt. “You’ll be awed by the storied history of the people, places, and cultures of this ancient country,” Disney promises. How fun! Just remember that gay sex could cost you three years behind bars. The Egyptian Bedayaa Organization’s Legal Aid Project reported 25 anti-gay arrests in 2020 and 92 in 2019. In September 2017, authorities nabbed 66 people for waving a rainbow flag.
- The Disney+ streaming service is expanding into Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen. These places are not known for their Pride parades. In fact, they criminalize homosexuality.