Qatari news site Doha News has recently sparked an intense debate about homosexuality within Qatar’s conservative Muslim society. The news site published an article titled “What it’s like to be gay and Qatari” on Aug. 5, a firsthand perspective from a gay Qatari writing under a pseudonym. Detailing the authors experience living as a homosexual in Qatar, he decided to share his perspective after the attack on an LGBT nightclub in the United States earlier this year. Due to the overwhelming reactions and also some very angry readers, Doha News decided to follow-up the article with a perspective from a reader criticizing the original post. Titled “We do not tolerate homosexuality in Qatar,” the rebuttal was published on Monday.
August 9 / Step Feed