Some LGBTQ fans skip Qatar World Cup, fearing hostility


              Saskia Niño de Rivera, right, a Mexican civil rights activist, and her girlfriend and fiancee Mariel Duayhe, a sports agent for Mexican soccer players, share a moment at their apartment in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Saskia Niño de Rivera contemplated privately proposing in Qatar at the World Cup during a game, but as the lesbian couple learned more about laws against same-sex relations in the conservative Gulf country, she decided against the idea. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Saskia Niño de Rivera, right, a Mexican civil rights activist, and her girlfriend and fiancee Mariel Duayhe, a sports agent for Mexican soccer players, pose for a photo at their apartment in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Saskia Niño de Rivera contemplated privately proposing in Qatar at the World Cup during a game, but as the lesbian couple learned more about laws against same-sex relations in the conservative Gulf country, she decided against the idea. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Saskia Niño de Rivera, right, a Mexican civil rights activist, and her girlfriend and fiancee Mariel Duayhe, a sports agent for Mexican soccer players, pose for a photo at their apartment in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Saskia Niño de Rivera contemplated privately proposing in Qatar at the World Cup during a game, but as the lesbian couple learned more about laws against same-sex relations in the conservative Gulf country, she decided against the idea. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Saskia Niño de Rivera, a Mexican civil rights activist, poses for a photo at her apartment in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Niño de Rivera was excited about going to Qatar for a World Cup that would mark a significant professional event for her partner, a sports agent for Mexican soccer players, but as the lesbian couple learned more about laws against same-sex relations in the conservative Gulf country, she instead proposed at an Amsterdam stadium this summer and opted to skip the World Cup altogether. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)