The eight questions for FIFA and Qatar
The FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Qatar to showcase its technical capabilities and prowess as a modern nation state to host the world’s most watched sports competition. A sport that reaches every corner of the world and can contribute to tolerance, human understanding and equality.
The LGBTIQ+ Human Rights Sports Coalition calls on FIFA and the Supreme Committee to ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere for LGBTIQ+ persons during the FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022.
The Coalition has formally presented eight measures for action on LGBTIQ+ rights to be implemented before and during the Qatar World Cup by FIFA and the Qatari authorities.
Repeal laws or regulations that target LGBTIQ+ people
Provide explicit safety guarantees for LGBTIQ+ people against harassment, arrest or detention
Guarantee the right of entry to Qatar for LGBTIQ+ persons planning to attend the FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022, as well as freedom of expression for all people in the country, inside and outside of stadiums
Provide appropriate training in dealing with the LGBTIQ+ community
Ensure adequate facilities in stadia for LGBTIQ+ persons
FIFA and the Supreme Committee communicate a clear welcome to Qatar for LGBTIQ+ persons planning to attend the FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022
Ensure that there is no censorship or ban on discussion of LGBTIQ+ issues in the local and international media or in broadcasting
Work with stakeholders from the international and regional LGBTIQ+ community to ensure the long-term safety of LGBTIQ+ persons in the region