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Canadian Court finds Torontonian Arsham Parsi liable for egregious defamations on anonymous website attacking Iranian world-wide human rights activist Shadi Amin, and orders $25,000 in damages

April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Canadian Court finds Torontonian Arsham Parsi liable for egregious defamations on anonymous website attacking Iranian world-wide human rights activist Shadi Amin, and orders $25,000 in damages

  April 27, 2018/ For three years, Iranian writer and human rights activist Shadi Amin was publicly subjected to a stream of extremely serious derogatory accusations posted on an anonymous website and on Facebook, and sent under false names to third parties such as Amnesty International and the BBC. Ms. Amin had left Iran, where […]

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Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

Amnesty International – Xulhaz Mannan was in his apartment with a colleague when men wielding machetes burst in and brutally murdered them. Both men were killed in front of Xulhaz’s 75-year-old mother. Xulhaz was a founder of Bangladesh’s only LGBTQI magazine. A daring venture in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. His attackers are […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

“The sex change operations carried out in Iran are nothing short of a crime,” says Akan, a transgender, assigned female at birth, who experienced discrimination and violence on a routine basis in his secondary school in Sanandaj. He was told by a psychologist that he must undergo sex reassignment surgeries, when he visited to relieve […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: Deinstitutionalizing Trans Lives

October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Toward Depathologizing Trans: Deinstitutionalizing Trans Lives

Trans identity in Iran is heavily institutionalized, diagnosed, examined, and determined by others- confirmed or rejected. The lives of trans-identified people are decided upon by third-parties. “Obtaining an official permit for sex change is a prerequisite for adopting dress and mannerisms of one’s own experienced gender without facing a risk of arrest and conviction for […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: The Right to Identity Without Surgical Treatments and Physical Examinations

October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Toward Depathologizing Trans: The Right to Identity Without Surgical Treatments and Physical Examinations

October 21st is the International  Day of Action For Trans Depathologization. Mohsen is one of the many transgender people in Iran who not only undergo forced sterilization, but suffer humiliating physical examinations afterwards, only to find out they are denied the right to identity. “Transgender people in Iran cannot obtain legal recognition of their gender […]

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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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6Rang’s Submission to the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
6Rang’s Submission to the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

To read the full submission, please click here.  

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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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