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LGBTI Rights in Iran


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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ADDED ON: 11/08/2021

Iran: Gay couple sentenced to death for adultery after family demanded execution

After his father-in-law sought their execution, a married Iranian man and his male lover were given the death penalty for adultery. The couple, who are 27 and 33 years old, are expected…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Banned and blocked: LGBT+ websites censored from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up.…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2021

Iran president Raisi said homosexuality is ‘nothing but savagery’

The US-based Center for Human Rights in Iran noted in its Tuesday published fact sheet that "Iranian government officials engage in hate speech against the LGBTQ community, which encourages state and societal…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2021

Iran’s new government leaves country’s LGBTQ community hopeless

TEHRAN, Iran — Ebrahim Raisi took over the presidency of Iran and promised to be a “true defender of human rights,” but the Iranian LGBTQ community is not hopeful. Iran, a country…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2021

Iran: How transgender people survive ultraconservative rule

Iran's state subsidizes gender reassignment surgery while prohibiting homosexuality. A long and continuing history of activism has helped transgender people bolster their community despite the discrimination they face. Before getting gender-confirmation surgery,…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2021

A card exempted a gay man from serving in Iran’s military. It may have cost him his life

Alireza Fazeli-Monfared's future was brutally cut short last week when members of his family allegedly murdered him due to his sexual orientation, according to his partner and a LGBTQ rights group. The…

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