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NBA to stage games in United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality punishable by death

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In 2016, the NBA pulled the All-Star Game out of Charlotte after saying a bathroom bill was discriminatory toward the LGBTQ community. Yet on Thursday, the league announced it will be holding preseason games in Abu Dhabi, a city in the United Arab Emirates, where being gay is entirely illegal.

In fact, homosexuality is criminalized and punishable by death.

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As for LGBTQ, it too is viewed as criminal activity in the United Arab Emirates. Those found…


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