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What’s Your Chosen Gay App? Let’s Say You Couldn’t Have?

What’s Your Chosen Gay App? Let’s Say You Couldn’t Have?

As nations all over the world celebrate Pride Month, Apple’s App shop in Asia has eliminated 27 LGBTQ+ apps reports show. It really is unknown whether or not the apps had been eliminated in a preemptive way or if Apple caved into the needs of this oppressive Chinese federal government.

“the U.S.-based Fight for the Future, an advocacy team for electronic liberties, and China-based GreatFire, a nonprofit company that tracks censorship in Asia, suggests that just Saudi Arabia has more LGBTQ+ apps unavailable within their App shop. In line with the two groups’ jointly-published report on Monday, the App shop enables federal government censorship of LGBTQ+ apps in 152 nations, in stark comparison to Apple’s efforts that are pro-LGBTQ the U.S.”

Benjamin Ismail (he/him), GreatFire’s campaign and advocacy manager and Apple Censorship task coordinator, told Protocol: