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Added on: 02/05/2024
02/04/2024
In the corridors of power and the shadows of society, a chilling tale unfolds in Iran, tugging at the threads of cultural stigma, societal prejudice, and governmental…

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Added on: 11/28/2023
11/27/2023
The Iranian LGBTQ+ community has long been kept invisible by mainstream overseas Iranian opposition, but a US LGBTQ+ award to exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi seems to…

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Added on: 09/17/2023
09/16/2023
From Lebanon to Iraq, politicians in the Middle East have stepped up their anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, raising concerns about an increase in homophobic violence and even tougher penalties…

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Added on: 09/12/2023
Iranian LGBTQ activists have endorsed worldwide protests on September 16 to commemorate the death of Mahsa Amini. In a joint statement, activist groups such as Simorgh, Six…

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Added on: 08/08/2023
08/07/2023
In recent days, videos of sexual relations allegedly involving a number of male officials of the Islamic Republic made the news. Reza Saghati, the dismissed director-general of…

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Added on: 08/01/2023
07/31/2023
An official in Iran in charge of “promoting Islamic values” has reportedly been suspended over an alleged gay sex video. Reza Tsaghati, head of culture and Islamic…

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Added on: 07/30/2023
07/29/2023
A video posted online allegedly shows the head of culture and Islamic guidance in Gilan province, Reza Tsaghati, having sex with another man. Their identities and the…

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Added on: 07/15/2023
The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, criticized the LGBTQ+ community during his visit to Uganda on Wednesday, declaring homosexuality will end the “generation…

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Added on: 07/14/2023
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on July 12 launched into a condemnation of Western attitudes on homosexuality during a visit to Uganda, which has just introduced some of…

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Added on: 05/31/2023
05/30/2023
This past February, something special happened. For the first time in the 44-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the majority of trade unions and notable…

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Added on: 04/19/2023
04/18/2023
“Are you a degenerate,” asked the security officer interrogating a young bisexual woman arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran. The interrogator had searched the woman’s…

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Added on: 12/03/2022
12/02/2022
Historically, Iran has not been a safe place for cisgender women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. But homosexuality has not always been a crime in Iran. Some folks might…

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Added on: 12/01/2022
11/30/2022
A man ran onto the pitch during Monday’s World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar’s anti-LGBT laws. The…

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Added on: 09/30/2022
09/28/2022
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…

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Added on: 09/11/2022
09/10/2022
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…

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Added on: 09/10/2022
09/09/2022
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…

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Added on: 09/04/2022
09/04/2022
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,…

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Added on: 07/27/2022
07/26/2022
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…

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Added on: 07/20/2022
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…

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Added on: 04/19/2022
04/18/2022
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…

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Added on: 04/13/2022
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…

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Added on: 01/26/2022
01/25/2022
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…

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Added on: 12/19/2021
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…

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Added on: 12/13/2021
12/12/2021
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…

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Added on: 12/11/2021
12/10/2021
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…

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Added on: 11/08/2021
11/07/2021
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…

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Added on: 09/02/2021
09/01/2021
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…

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Added on: 08/25/2021
08/24/2021
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,…

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Added on: 05/17/2021
05/26/2021
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…

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Added on: 05/16/2021
5/15/21
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…