The Nation’s Zirin on Qatar LGBTQ Discrimination: We’re 'Dealing with Similar Trends' in the U.S.

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The Nation’s sports exertion Dave Zirin said Wednesday connected MSNBC’s “Deadline” that the United States was dealing with “similar trends” towards LGBTQ radical erstwhile discussing Qatar’s LGBTQ rights record, which included homosexuality being a crime.

While hosting the World Cup Qatar, banned players from wearing FIFA’s “OneLove” armbands.

Zirin said, “You know, I’m reminded powerfully of the play during the Cold War wherever the U.S. was lecturing astir quality rights to the Eastern Bloc, and the effect was always, however are you lecturing us? Look astatine Selma, look astatine Jim Crow. That was ever the conflict betwixt the quality rights of overseas argumentation and past the realities astatine location erstwhile radical constituent retired hypocrisies. And successful this peculiar case, it’s truthful important to radiance a airy connected what beingness is similar for LGBTQ radical successful Qatar, but it’s besides important to accidental that successful our country, I mean, the broadcast that you’ve done truthful far, you know, truly moving astir Colorado Springs, oregon the laws against the inclusion of trans children successful our society, oregon the information that we person children’s hospitals successful this state that are frightened to unfastened their doors for fearfulness of weaponry threats. I mean, each this needs to beryllium portion of our appraisal of what’s going connected successful Qatar due to the fact that we’re dealing with akin trends astatine home. And if anybody says to what I’m saying, well, Qatar is simply a authorities actor, successful the U.S. it’s much small-scale terrorism, I deliberation that’s incredibly naive, erstwhile you look astatine the right-wing borderline of the Republican Party and definite quality networks which are, I would argue, authorities actors successful this process.”

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