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LGBTI Rights in Qatar


ADDED ON: 11/28/2022

London transport network blocks Qatar ads over LGBTQ laws

LONDON: London's transport system is not allowing advertising that "portrays Qatar as a desirable destination" or encourages people to attend the World Cup, under a 2019 policy response to LGBTQ laws there. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

Aside from the competition for the World Cup title, one of the most hotly contested issues in the tournament in Qatar is over rainbow colors. In the first week of the tournament,…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

EU parliament calls on FIFA to help compensate families of dead migrant workers

BRUSSELS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The EU parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a resolution that calls on FIFA to help compensate the families of the migrant workers who died, as…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

2022 Qatar World Cup Human rights protests and reactions live: LGBTQ, armbands, rainbow flags…

Iranians chant for Mahsa Amini. Right before England beat Iran, the fans gathered outside the Khalifa International Stadium to chant the name of the woman whose death sparked the protests in Iran:…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

‘I feel gay, disabled … like a woman too!’: Infantino makes bizarre attack on critics

The Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has accused critics of Qatar’s human rights record of staggering hypocrisy and racism in a bizarre and incendiary attack on the eve of the 2022 World Cup…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

Gay Qataris physically abused then recruited as agents, campaigner says

Gay Qataris have been promised safety from physical torture in exchange for helping the authorities to track down other LGBTQ+ people in the country, a prominent Qatari doctor and gay rights campaigner…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2022

Fifa’s meetings with LGBT charities are just a ‘Band-Aid’ to cover Qatar’s oppression, says Arab LGBT group

One of the only LGBT organisations based in the Gulf region has accused Fifa of putting a “Band-Aid” over Qatar’s treatment of LGBT people by holding meaningless meetings with advocacy groups as…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2022

Before The 2022 World Cup In Qatar, French Football Called To Condemn Violations Of LGBT + Rights

Pressure on French football. A group of associations and personalities have called on the France team and national authorities to denounce the violations of the rights of LGBT + people committed by…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2022

Gay football fans set to be offered ‘safe houses’ in Qatar during World Cup

Gay football fans are set to be offered 'safe houses' in Qatar after a World Cup ambassador described homosexuality as 'damage in the mind'. The Football Association of Wales warned it 'can’t…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Qatari minister blasts ‘arrogant’ critics of World Cup host’s repressive anti-LGBT laws in furious rant amid huge public backlash to football stars David Beckham and Gary Neville taking money from Middle Eastern state to front the tournament

Qatar's foreign minister has said the country's critics are 'arrogant' and 'cannot accept a small country from the Middle East' is hosting the World Cup, amid criticism of the nation's LGBTQ rights record. 'Preaching…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2022

Qatari officials accused of gang raping gay man in hotel before deporting him

A gay man who lived in Qatar has revealed the harrowing truth about sting operations in place to entrap members of the queer community, with his own experience resulting in him being…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

UK foreign secretary under fire for saying LGBT soccer fans should be ‘respectful’ at Qatar World Cup

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is receiving backlash for suggesting gay soccer fans should be “respectful” in Qatar when attending the FIFA World Cup set to take place in the Gulf Arab state later this year. Speaking to…

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