Iranian LGBTQ Activists Call For Protests On Amini Anniversary

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09/11/2023

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 Colors, the Iranian Rainbow Coalition, and the Queer Rights Group claim that the current revolutionary wave holds the potential to secure the liberation and equality of the rainbow community in Iran, marking the end of centuries of discrimination and prejudice, including to the country’s LGBTQ community. They have called on political and social groups, both within and outside of Iran, to join in anti-regime protests.

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