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LGBTQ Tourists ‘Welcome’ at FIFA World Cup. Locals? Jailed and Beaten

Despite a poor record on LGBTQ rights, Qatar assured soccer fans that LGBTQ tourists would be safe and welcome. They could even wave the Pride flag from the sidelines. The persecution of LGBTQ Qataris is just one example of a repressive government looking the other way when it comes to LGBTQ tourist activist (and our pink dollars) and oppressing its LGBTQ people.