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LGBTI Rights in Qatar


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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ADDED ON: 10/26/2022

Qatar’s emir lashes out at criticism ahead of FIFA World Cup

Qatar's ruling emir on Tuesday lashed out at criticism of his country over its hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, describing it as an “unprecedented campaign” targeting the first Arab nation…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2022

Qatar: Security Forces Arrest, Abuse LGBT People

Qatar Preventive Security Department forces have arbitrarily arrested lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and subjected them to ill-treatment in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. LGBT people interviewed said that…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Human rights campaigner fears ‘gay-bashing’ attacks by locals at Qatar World Cup

LGBTQ+ visitors to Qatar for the World Cup could be left open to “gay-bashing” attacks from locals with the security forces lacking the resources to protect them, a Qatari human rights campaigner has said. Concerns have…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

Qatar UN ambassador calls on God to ‘curse’ gay people in resurfaced tweet

Qatar’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has deleted her Twitter account after it was revealed she had published numerous homophobic and antisemitic comments online. Hend Al-Muftah deleted her account (@halmuftah) days…

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