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LGBTI Rights in Qatar


ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

Qatar’s Emir welcomes gay couples to World Cup but asks them to ‘respect our culture’.

The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has said that gay fans will be welcome at the 2022 World Cup, but demanded that visitors “respect our culture”. Speaking at a…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

‘I do not wish to be anonymous’: Doctor becomes ‘first’ Qatari to publicly come out as gay

The moment Nas Mohamed knew for certain he was gay, he panicked. “I walked into a gay club and I knew I was 100 percent gay,” he tells The Independent. “I went home and…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

FIFA issues Warning to Qatar Hotels Over LGBTQ+ Discrimination

Hotels or other service providers that discriminate against people in the LGBTQ+ community during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have their contracts revoked, FIFA said on Saturday. FIFA will properly…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Qatari official says rainbow flags may be confiscated to “protect” World Cup fans

Fans at the World Cup in Qatar may have rainbow flags confiscated by security in order to “protect” them against perceptions they are “insulting” the society, a senior official has claimed. Last…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2022

2022 WORLD CUP CEO SAYS HOMOSEXUALITY ‘NOT AUTHORISED’ IN QATAR.

The CEO of the 2022 FIFA World Cup organising committee, Nasser Al Khater, says “homosexuality is not authorised” in his home country of Qatar. In 2010, the small emirate on the Arabian…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2021

Qatar seizes ‘un-Islamic’ children’s toys with rainbow patterns similar to LGBT flags

Authorities in Qatar have seized a line of what they called 'un-Islamic' children's toys that feature rainbow patterns similar to LGBT flags. The small oil-rich peninsular will host next year's football World…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Qatar 2022 chief says fans from LGBT community are ‘welcome’

The chief executive of Qatar 2022 has attempted to assure football fans from the LGBT community they will be welcomed at next year’s World Cup in the country. The Gulf state, which…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Gay Australian Footballer ‘Scared’ to Play at World Cup in Qatar

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo, who came out as gay last month, has revealed he would be scared to play at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar because of the country’s criminalization of homosexuality. The 21-year-old,…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2021

Infantino says ‘all welcome’ as Qatar begins one-year countdown

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino insisted that "all are welcome in Qatar" on Sunday as a digital countdown clock went on display in Doha to mark one year…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

World Cup hosts Qatar raise the rainbow flag even as LGBT+ community is forced to live a double life

Degree-educated, bi-lingual and with a well-established career at one of the country’s leading companies, Hamad is, to all appearances, the very epitome of modern-day, outward-looking Qatar. But he harbours a secret, one…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2021

The growing calls for a boycott of the Qatar World Cup

In December, Danish caretaker Casper Fischer did something he had never done before. The 32 year old decided to petition Denmark’s parliament – the Folketing – to get the country’s national football…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2020

Qatar to allow Pride flags during 2022 World Cup – but will still lock up gay men for having sex

Qatar will allow Pride flags to be flown at the 2022 World Cup – but the starkly homophobic country will still expect visitors to respect its “culture”. There was outcry from LGBT+…

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