Tag: Qatar gay rights

‘I do not wish to be anonymous’: Doctor becomes ‘first’ Qatari to publicly come out as gay

Exclusive: As the spotlight continues to fall on Qatar and its treatment of LGBT+ people, physician Nas Mohamed has taken the bold move to come out The moment Nas Mohamed knew for certain he was gay, he panicked. “I walked into a gay club and I knew I was 100 per cent gay,” he tells… Read more »

‘My friends have been locked up for weeks and had their heads shaved just for looking like they might be gay’

: Damning testimonies reveal the truth behind Qatar’s expensive PR gloss When he was about 13 or 14, Rafiq’s father and brothers beat him with broom handles in the hope of correcting what they called his ‘effeminate’ way of walking. Rafiq, who is gay, says that over time his behaviour became a source of ‘terrible… Read more »