Qatar’s ongoing abuse of LGBTQ people highlighted as soccer’s Asian Cup kicks off

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01/13/2024

The continuing discrimination and risk of imprisonment or worse faced by LGBTQ people in Qatar is in focus as another major international soccer tournament begins in the Gulf state. Fourteen months after the men’s FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar amid intense scrutiny of the country’s dismal record on human rights, the AFC Asian Cup brings together 24 men’s national teams from across the continent for a month-long competition. To date, there has never been an out gay or bi male player in action at a senior continental tournament or at a World Cup. On Friday, when the hosts were beating Lebanon 3-0 in the opening game, Human Rights Watch released its annual “World Report.”

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