Archive for February, 2014

Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo by Humans of New York A gay refugee couple from Iran have become Facebook superstars thanks to a shout-out on Humans of New York. They talk to The Daily Beast about life for Iran’s persecuted LGBT community in a country that denies their very existence. Last Thursday night, around 7 p.m., a photograph was posted to […]

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Islamic Republic football officials and gender-based discrimination against female athletes

Islamic Republic football officials and gender-based discrimination against female athletes

February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iranian Transgender and Lesbians Network (6Rang), 16February 2014 – Last week Iran Football Federation officials announced the expulsion of seven women football players under the guise of ‘sexual ambiguity’. Following this announcement some media and Internet outlets failed to investigate this case of serious human rights violation. Instead, they have treated the issue of women […]

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Blatant Discrimination in Football: Gross Gender-based Measures against Female Players in Iran

Blatant Discrimination in Football: Gross Gender-based Measures against Female Players in Iran

February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

6Rang )Iranian Transgender and Lesbians Network(,7 February 2014 – Following what Islamic Republic officials call sex/gender determination tests, seven football players in Iran have been barred from taking part in upcoming games. In an interview with ISNA, Ahmad Hashemian, the Chair of Iran’s Football Federation medical team, stated: “Their case is not the same as […]

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