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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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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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Following historic launch in Istanbul, 6Rang presents ground-breaking report at Stockholm Pride

Following historic launch in Istanbul, 6Rang presents ground-breaking report at Stockholm Pride

July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

29 July 2014 | 6Rang (Iranian Lesbian & Transgender Network) will present its report documenting accounts of survivors of forced sex change operations under the Islamic Republic, at a panel during the Stockholm Pride on 1 August 2014. Pathologizing Identities, Paralyzing Bodies: Human Rights Violations against Lesbian, Gay and Transgender People in Iran details human rights […]

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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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