Would you advice to lgbtqi+ consultants the Middle East ? Or to avoid it at all? Opportunity to relocate there but want to check if it would be safe due to the many projects in KSA

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Just dont go around waving your rainbow flag and you’ll be fine. I had a lot of gay colleagues and clients and they seemed to be doing fine. I’d argue its easier to hide a gay relationship than a straight one.

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A few years ago we had to compel our clients to add women’s bathrooms to their offices because the idea of women at the workplace was alien to them.
Everything is changing fast in the Middle East. The taboo around displaying sexual preference is still holding strong though, but could change.
As long as you’re “all business”, nobody cares.

Safety is never an issue unless you’re around a bunch of religious nuts (which is the case globally).

It’s not like homosexual or transgender people don’t exist and thrive in that part of the world.

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Have had gay colleagues who were out with us internally in the firm, but not necessarily with clients. Also, I’m from the region and know plenty of local closeted lgbtq people, just like anywhere else in the word. Ad long as you don’t openly discuss sexuality, you are totally fine. Don’t do any form of PDA, that is still strictly illegal (true for hetero couples too).

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Don’t ask, don’t tell. Go on minding your business and no one cares.

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You really don’t have anything to worry about

DM me if you want to talk more

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