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27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Petition to end criminalization and medicalization of sexual orientation and gender identity in Iran Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, consensual same-sex sexual relations between adults carry flogging and the death penalty while transgender expressions including cross-dressing may attract a punishment of 74 lashes and a fine. Transexuality is, however, recognized as a Gender Identity Disorder […]

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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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Iran claims to have successfully pursued the removal of the rights of gays and lesbians from the next IPU agenda

Iran claims to have successfully pursued the removal of the rights of gays and lesbians from the next IPU agenda

October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

20 October 2017 – According to ICANA (Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency), the Iranian delegation at the 137th Inter Parliamentary Union assembly, has successfully pursued the removal of the subject item “defending the rights of homosexuals” from the 138th agenda for the Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights. The news came as yet again […]

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UN Committee challenged Iran over LGBTI rights

UN Committee challenged Iran over LGBTI rights

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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