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LGBTI Rights in Iran


ADDED ON: 06/19/2020

TV exposé from Iran targets LGBTQ safe houses in Iraq

The Iranian state-run news channel Al-Alam released a 22-minute television program labeling the Iraqi organization IraQueer and its network of LGBTQ safe houses as agents of a United States “cultural crusade.” An…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2020

Top Iranian aide apologises for ‘homosexual propaganda’ after sharing cartoon of loving lesbian and gay parents

On May 15 Shahindokht Molaverdi shared a poster to mark the International Day of Families on her Telegram account. Produced by the UN, the simple illustration depicted several families, including two same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2020

How Iran’s anti-LGBT policies put transgender people at risk

Despite repressive laws against homosexuality, gender reassignment surgery remains legal in Iran. But Iranians who seek sex-change operations are faced with a harsh approval process and a high risk of botched surgeries.…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2020

Iranian militia declares Iraq not for ‘filthy homosexuals, collaborators’

An official for the Iranian-sponsored Popular Mobilization Units declared in a video that Iraq is not a country for homosexuals or collaborators, and that his organization will obliterate government protestors. The Middle…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda arrested 16 LGBTQ activists. Here’s where else gay rights are a battleground in the world.

This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health organization where they worked and…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2019

Teens on growing up LGBTI in Iran: ‘My boyfriend was killed’

Teens have opened up about what it’s like to grow up LGBTI in Iran. Dozens of young people revealed they are ‘depressed’ and ‘frustrated’ by living in the Muslim-majority country. One even…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

With the help of his boyfriend, a German reporter asked Iran’s foreign minister why the country executes people for being gay

When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif faced questions from foreign journalists on Monday in Tehran after a meeting with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, he may have expected some uncomfortable questions.…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

IRAN’S FM AFFIRMS RIGHT TO EXECUTE GAYS AND BLASTS U.S. AND ISRAEL

In response to questions today in Tehran from a reporter for the mass circulation German paper Bild, the Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated his country's lethal homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Anti-LGBTI violence still acceptable in many countries, new study shows

Homophobic violence is still widely endorsed in several countries, new research highlights. The study on the Journal of Interpersonal Violence by the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) at the University of Central…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2019

All the countries ignored in the Brunei backlash

Brunei’s harsh new laws targeting LGBT people have shocked the world and prompted global condemnation. High-profile celebrities from George Clooney to Ellen DeGeneres have called for a public boycott to hotels owned…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

How being an LGBT international student in Australia changed me

When Bijan Kardouni was 23, he went to the wedding of his secret lover. Bijan had met Sami* through the underground LGBT community in Iran, using a VPN blocker to contact him…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Iran: activist charged with normalising same sex relations

Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality activist’s first court session was held in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court Branch 28 on February 18, 2019, presided by the notorious Judge Moghiseh, according to the reports received by…

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