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LGBTI Rights in Qatar


ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Prove World Cup will be safe, England LGBTQ+ supporters’ group tells Qatar

The England national team’s largest LGBTQ+ supporters’ group has urged Qatar’s authorities to provide clear reassurances that it will be safe for gay fans to visit for the World Cup – and…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Qatar’s Ambassador to Germany Faces LGBT-Rights Appeal Before World Cup

Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was urged Monday to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a human rights congress hosted by the German soccer federation two months before the Middle East…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2022

Gay man from Qatar sounds alarm about coverage of the World Cup and LGBT oppression

I was born and raised in Qatar, and I am now a physician living in San Francisco. This year of the FIFA World Cup, I am speaking up against homophobia and I…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

An Arabic anti-LGBTQ+ campaign is going viral on Twitter

In late June, an account launched on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Telegram called Fetrah — the Arabic word for “human instinct.” Soon after, the account posted a Twitter thread in Arabic calling…

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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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