Kuwait considers ‘gay test’

Pride flag with sun in backgroundBY STEVE WILLIAMS

Kuwait’s health minister is reportedly keen to implement routine “gay tests” to weed out gay immigrants wanting to enter Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), leading human rights campaigners to say this would violate the rights of players and spectators at the Qatar 2022 Soccer World Cup.

Multiple news organizations are reporting that the Kuwaiti health ministry’s director of public health, Yousuf Mindkar, will review a proposal to use the existing medical tests all expatriates must undergo to enter GCCs in order to find and then deny entry to gay immigrants and potentially tourists.

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