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187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As reported by ILGA World: In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organisations working for the protection of the human rights of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) globally have urged States and stakeholders to ensure that this public health emergency will neither […]

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Reparative Therapies on Gays and Lesbians through Cruel, Inhumane and Humiliating Treatments Has Increased in Iran

Reparative Therapies on Gays and Lesbians through Cruel, Inhumane and Humiliating Treatments Has Increased in Iran

July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reparative Therapies on Gays and Lesbians through Cruel, Inhumane and Humiliating Treatments Has Increased in Iran   6Rang, 17 May 2018 – The number of private and semi-governmental psychological and ‎psychiatric institutions and clinics treating homosexuals has seen a significant increase in the last year, despite the ‎Islamic Republic officials’ denial during a UN session […]

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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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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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Gender identity is Not a Crime: 6Rang releases Akan’s Testimony

Gender identity is Not a Crime: 6Rang releases Akan’s Testimony

November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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