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27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Petition to end criminalization and medicalization of sexual orientation and gender identity in Iran Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, consensual same-sex sexual relations between adults carry flogging and the death penalty while transgender expressions including cross-dressing may attract a punishment of 74 lashes and a fine. Transexuality is, however, recognized as a Gender Identity Disorder […]

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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

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

  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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“It’s a great honor to violate homosexuals’ rights”; Consistent and widespread official hate speech against LGBT People in Iran

“It’s a great honor to violate homosexuals’ rights”; Consistent and widespread official hate speech against LGBT People in Iran

December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

18 December 2017 – A new briefing published by Iranian Lesbian & Transgender Network 6Rang outlines the consistent and widespread use of hate speech against LGBT people in Iran by Iranian officials; including the supreme leader, military officials, Friday prayer leaders, high-level state officials, and state controlled media outlets. The briefing “It’s a great honor […]

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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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UN Committee challenged Iran over LGBTI rights

UN Committee challenged Iran over LGBTI rights

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

To read the full submission, please click here.  

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Confessing to having same-sex relations is the new norm for military service exemptions in Iran

Confessing to having same-sex relations is the new norm for military service exemptions in Iran

May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

  6Rang, 20 May 2016: In Iran, the exemption of young gay individuals from compulsory military service comes at the cost of revealing the most intimate details of their sexual life at the disposal of law enforcement; while same-sex relations is illegal and punishable by up to one hundred lashes or even the death penalty. […]

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