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Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“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

Toward Depathologizing Trans: Deinstitutionalizing Trans Lives

October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Iran claims to have successfully pursued the removal of the rights of gays and lesbians from the next IPU agenda

Iran claims to have successfully pursued the removal of the rights of gays and lesbians from the next IPU agenda

October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

20 October 2017 – According to ICANA (Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency), the Iranian delegation at the 137th Inter Parliamentary Union assembly, has successfully pursued the removal of the subject item “defending the rights of homosexuals” from the 138th agenda for the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights. The news came as yet again […]

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Iran indicates a move toward ending anti-LGBT torture

Iran indicates a move toward ending anti-LGBT torture

March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

19 March 2015 – Justice for Iran (JFI) & Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang) welcome the decision by the Islamic Republic of Iran to accept 139 of the 291 recommendations  and to partially support 59 recommendations put forward by the 28th session of the Human Rights Council that address the rights of sexual minorities. […]

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Iran Representative to the UN: Under no  circumstances do we recognize the rights  of homosexual citizens

Iran Representative to the UN: Under no circumstances do we recognize the rights of homosexual citizens

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

6Rang | 5 November 2014 – During the 31 October UN session of the 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Iran, member states presented a total of 291 recommendations to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Eleven of those recommendations, which were offered by Argentina, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Uruguay, Israel, Denmark, Chile, Canada, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, […]

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ILGA international conference 2014/ The fourth day

ILGA international conference 2014/ The fourth day

November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

ILGA2014 international conference / The Third day

November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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