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Men Arrested at a Party in Isfahan Charged with “Sodomy”

April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Men Arrested at a Party in Isfahan Charged with “Sodomy”

6Rang, 16 April 2017: An estimated 30 men arrested last Thursday in a friendly gathering in Bagh-e Bahadoran, Isfahan, have now been transferred to Dastgerd Prison. Sources have informed 6Rang that a court in Isfahan has charged them with “sodomy and consuming psychedelic drugs and alcohol.” According to the reports 6Rang has received, on Thursday, […]

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UN Committee challenged Iran over LGBTI rights

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
UN Committee challenged Iran over LGBTI rights

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) raised several questions to Iran’s delegation on the rights of LGBTI individuals in its two-day review last week, including the questions about coercive treatments. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s representative at the UN’s 17th Session of the CRPD, which took place in Geneva 22-23 […]

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Diagnosing Identities, Wounding-Bodies

February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Diagnosing Identities, Wounding-Bodies

The report Diagnosing-Identities-Wounding-Bodies: Human Rights Violations against Lesbian, Gay and Transgender People in  Iran analyses these abusive practices through a human rights framework by placing them in the wider context of violence and discrimination that shapes the lives of sexual and gender minorities in Iran. Diagnosing-Identities-Paralyzing-Bodies

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Gender identity is Not a Crime: 6Rang releases Akan’s Testimony

November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gender identity is Not a Crime: 6Rang releases Akan’s Testimony

Although horrific, Akan’s Testimony is a typical example of the life of all LGBT Iranians. 6Rang (Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network) has released a video of Akan’s story of rejection, social pressure, and eventual escape to commemorate the International Transgender day of Remembrance, 20 November, which honours the memory of those killed by transphobic prejudice. […]

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Iran: 20 years of unfulfilled promises: It is time to put children first

July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Iran: 20 years of unfulfilled promises: It is time to put children first

20 July 2015: Two decades on from Iran’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Iranian authorities continue to show a shocking lack of respect for the basic human rights of children, 10 human rights groups said today on the 21st anniversary of the ratification of the treaty. The joint statement follows the publication […]

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A glance at Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang)

July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
A glance at Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang)

Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang) was established following the first Iranian lesbian and transgender gathering held in 2010 and spans across more than 110 networkers majority of whom are based in Iran. 6Rang networkers also include Iranians in Turkey as well as European and North American countries. Its mission is to raise awareness on […]

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ILGA international conference 2014/ The fourth day

November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
ILGA international conference 2014/ The fourth day

Photo and report by Shadi Amin After three days of hard and intensive work, I expected that the Thursday’s program would start after a long delay, but the organizers started just after ten minutes.  The first part of the program was set to announce nominated individuals for the ILGA directorship and also the Women affiliation.  […]

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ILGA2014 international conference / The Third day

November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
ILGA2014 international conference / The Third day

Today the conference started with more than 500 participant, including lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex people. So far this was the most populous conference in ILGA’s history, which take place every two-years. The board of directors of ILGA started the conference with presenting their reports about challenges of ILGA in the past two years. […]

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ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

The second day of the international conference, ILGA, program has started in 4 halls with the following subjects: Gay, Lesbian, Trans and bisexuals. In these groups everybody could participate with any identity and there were no limitations regarding self-identification. The session of lesbian group was the most populous, the second most crowded was gays group […]

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ILGA and Iranian lesbians and transgenders

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
ILGA and Iranian lesbians and transgenders

The 27th international conference of ILGA, international united of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, is taking place this year in Mexico on October 27-31th, with the main theme “Decolonizing our Bodies”.   ILGA is an international federation established in 1987. It is linked to 1100 organizations from 110 countries, which are active in the […]

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