Saudi Arabia cracks down on rainbow-colored toys — report
18 June 2022 | 6:09 am
The move is the latest attempt by the Saudi government to censor what it sees as LGBTQ references in the conservative country. State-run Al-Ekhbariya television said rainbow-colored materials send a "poisoned message."
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