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

May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Confessing to having same-sex relations is the new norm for military service exemptions in Iran

  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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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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Iranian Government evades the UN questions on LGBTI children

January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Iranian Government evades the UN questions on LGBTI children

  6Rang, 19 January 2016 – For the first time, the Committee on the Rights of the Child questioned the Iranian government about the human rights of LGBTI children. The committee completed two sessions of review on the situation of children in Iran in Geneva last week. The Iranian delegates evaded many questions during the two […]

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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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Iran: 20 years of unfulfilled promises: It is time to put children first

July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Iran: 20 years of unfulfilled promises: It is time to put children first

20 July 2015: Two decades on from Iran’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Iranian authorities continue to show a shocking lack of respect for the basic human rights of children, 10 human rights groups said today on the 21st anniversary of the ratification of the treaty. The joint statement follows the publication […]

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A glance at Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang)

July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
A glance at Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang)

Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang) was established following the first Iranian lesbian and transgender gathering held in 2010 and spans across more than 110 networkers majority of whom are based in Iran. 6Rang networkers also include Iranians in Turkey as well as European and North American countries. Its mission is to raise awareness on […]

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New “Anti-Prize“ For Homophobia In Iran: Larijani Voted The Biggest Offender

May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
New “Anti-Prize“ For Homophobia In Iran: Larijani Voted The Biggest Offender

6Rang – 15 May 2015 The newly launched “6 Rang Mould Award“, targeting those who have caused the most offence to lesbian, gay and transgender people in Iran, has its first recipients. This marks the first time in history  when individuals in Iran are held accountable for their homophobic acts or comments. Mohammad Javad Larijani, […]

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