Qatar allows the LGTBI community to attend the World Cup although it prohibits "displays of affection"

The person in charge of the organization of the 2022 World Cup recalled that homosexuality is not allowed in that country but that they will allow fans who belong to the LGTBI group to “attend the games.”

The director of the organizing committee for the Qatar Soccer World Cup 2022, Nasser Al-Khater, assured this Wednesday that his country “is tolerant” and will welcome the LGTBI community and that those who belong to that group will be able to attend the matches of the world Cup, although he warned that homosexuality is not allowed as well as displays of affection in public.

“Qatar is a tolerant country that will welcome the LGTBI community,” Al-Khater said in response to complaints from Human Rights organizations, which focused on the rights of workers, women and homosexual people.

The person in charge of the organization of the 2022 World Cup recalled that homosexuality is not allowed in that country but that they will allow fans who belong to the LGTBI group to “attend the games.”

He warned, however, that public displays of affection in Qatar are prohibited “for everyone” and asked that their culture be respected: “Public displays of affection are frowned upon and this applies to everyone,” he said, in statements collected by RMC Sports and the newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

“Qatar and neighboring countries are more modest and conservative. This is what we ask fans to respect. We are sure they will. Just as we respect different cultures, we hope they will be respected,” Al-Khater asked.

He added: “We know that the World Cup has Qatar in its sights and we have already seen it in the past, but if it is something that can serve to bring about a change, we are working on it,” he finally said amid growing controversy because of the ad.