What are the Anti-LGBTQ policies in Qatar?
How does people traveling from countries all over the world adjust with the rules and policies of the region?
The relatively small Gulf emirate of Qatar's anti-LGBTQ policies have come to the forefront of a contentious event with national teams being penalized for wearing rainbow-colored "One Love" armbands, international fans are being told that they cannot wear rainbow shirts, and Qatari minister making anti-LGBTQ remarks this week. Off the field, gay rights are a hot-button issue in the Gulf state.
Conflict over Qatar's rules and policies toward queer people and even those who support LGBTQ rights have arisen as a result, and there is local concern over what will happen once the tournament is done and the focus of the world turns elsewhere. In Qatar, being LGBTQ carries a sentence of 1-3 years in prison.