Iran

LGBTI Rights in Iran


ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

UN experts demand stay of execution for two women activists sentenced to death in Iran

UN experts are demanding a stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activists in Iran, Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Choubdar, who have been sentenced to death by Iranian judicial authorities on…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2022

‘I want to see the rainbow flag raised in Iran’

For the first time, two women known to have been lesbian have been sentenced to death in Iran. It marks a new stage in the Islamic republic's persecution of LGBT people. "My…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2022

Iran: Rights groups slam death sentences for LGBTQ activists

Iran said this week that a court had sentenced to death two female gay rights activists for "spreading corruption on earth" — a charge frequently imposed on people deemed to have broken…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2022

Iran sentences two gay rights activists to death

The Islamic Republic of Iran imposed the death penalty on two LGBTQ activists for allegedly promoting homosexuality, human rights organization Hengaw reported on Sunday. According to Hengaw, an organization that documents human…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2022

Life as an LGBTQ refugee in Turkey.

Same-sex relationships may have never been criminalized in Turkey as in many other predominantly Muslim nations, but LGBTQ individuals continue to be seen as depraved or deviant by various social layers and…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2022

Iranian LGBT Rights Defender Detained Again, Accused Of Trafficking Woman To Iraq

The Intelligence Organization of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has arrested Zahra Hamadani, a defender of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, on a charge of "trafficking" Iranian women to…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

The Mohyeddin Family’s Radical Restaurant Mission.

If Samira Mohyeddin had grown up in Iran, she would be a different person. She would not be able to sing or dance in public, or leave her hair uncovered. Certainly, she…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

The Internet ‘Protection Bill’ will hurt all Iranians, but the queer community will have the most to lose.

International human rights organizations and the United Nations are saying a lot about the repressive “Regulatory System for Cyberspace Services Bill”—widely referred to as the “Protection Bill”—currently under review by the Iranian…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2022

Amnesty urges Iran to free ‘arbitrarily detained’ LGBTI activist.

Amnesty International on Tuesday urged Iran to free an Iranian LGBTI activist held for the last three months on charges linked to an appearance in a BBC documentary on gay rights in…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Treatment of LGBTQ people across Middle East examined in new report

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) published a report on Tuesday covering the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations, stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kingdom of…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Iran arrests lesbian for ‘supporting homosexuality’

The 6G Iranian and Lesbian and Transgender Network reported Tuesday on its website that an Iranian lesbian named Sarah was arrested in the province of West Azerbaijan while seeking to cross the border…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2021

LGBTQ+ Iranians Are Suffering and Dying While the World Yawns

Observing Human Rights Day every year on December 10 may pass people by without a moment's thought — another unnecessary day which no one is aware of and which goes by unnoticed.…

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