Archive for August, 2014

6Rang Talks About Iranian LGBTQ Realities

6Rang Talks About Iranian LGBTQ Realities

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

During Stockholm Pride in Sweden, RFSL, together with 6Rang (Iranian Lesbians and Transgender Network), put together a seminar about LGBTQ people and sex reassignment surgery in Iran. Shadi Amin and Raha Bahreini, who have worked together in a study, published this year and first presented during Istanbul Pride;Pathologizing Identities – Paralyzing-Bodies, about people who have undergone sex reassignment surgery in […]

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iran-chief-justice-its-a-lie-to-say-we-execute-homosexuals

August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iran’s chief justice has claimed it is a ‘lie’ to say the country condemns homosexuals to death. According to the government-backed FARS news agency, Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani made the comments today while criticising Western calls for basic human rights. He said: “That they say we execute homosexuals is not more than a lie.” “We […]

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Iranian transgender refugee struggles for acceptance

Iranian transgender refugee struggles for acceptance

August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tannaz Mehraban takes a break from shopping at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, where she now lives after coming to Canada as a refugee from Iran eight months ago. (Gavin Fisher) This article is part of a series focusing on the challenges experienced by LGBTQ people of colour, which aired on CBC Radio One’s The […]

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Iran campaign seeks end to coerced LGBT sex changes

Iran campaign seeks end to coerced LGBT sex changes

August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iranian activists are making a new push for recognition of the human rights of LGBT people in Iran, in particular for an end to the nation’s coercive advocacy of sex-change surgery for LGBT people. Shadi Amin, coordinator of the Iranian lesbian and transgender network 6Rang, writes: Click image to read “Pathologizing Identities, Paralyzing Bodies: Human Rights […]

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9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“We all got together and said it’s time to produce a statement that is not a statement of apology, but a statement on our beliefs on how conversion therapy harms people.” As advocates mount a national campaign against the practice, several former leaders of the ex-gay conversion therapy movement are now coming out in opposition […]

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