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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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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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