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LGBT rights in Iran


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Iran face legal challenges not .... he replied, "We don't have homosexuals, like in your country. ... Transsexual women in Iran may...

What does it feel like to be gay and live in Iran? - Quora


(Well in the absence of first-person responses, even anonymous, here's a substitute) ... I know 1.5-generation Iranian-American is very different, but I found a good essay from a writer in LA. Sadly I can't find that link now. But here's an article and ...

What it's like to be gay in Iran - The Week


Jan 10, 2015 ... "Ninety-five percent of gays in Iran will never come out," Saeed says over ... The feeling of being under constant surveillance, both by other Iranians and ... could be born again, he would live like me, not married," Behram says.

Our Man in Tehran Answers Your Questions About Iran - The New ...


May 15, 2015 ... Q. I would like to learn how gay, lesbian, and transgender Iranians .... Do not forget: Iran is a lonely country where people feel as if they are ...

Being Gay in Iran - Features - The Stranger


May 28, 2014 ... She spent most of her life outside of Iran, living and working as an ... I thought that my brother, like most Iranians, would know only the slang term "sissy." Maybe .... " How do you feel when you see yourself in that documentary?

The gay people pushed to change their gender - BBC News


Nov 5, 2014 ... So homosexuals can be pushed into having gender reassignment surgery - and to ... But living in Iran as an openly gay man or woman is impossible. .... "After the operation whenever I wanted to feel like a woman, or behave ...

A Rare Glimpse Into Iran's Underground Gay Community - Towleroad


Dec 26, 2014 ... Even "the lucky ones" like Saeed live in constant fear — "We are all so ... But an even bigger threat to gay Iranians can be blackmail by other ...

Gay in Iran - Lonely Planet


Mar 2, 2008 ... I'm gay too and have been four times to Iran and never felt threatened or uncomfortable. ... are not pushy, they will never insist if they feel you don't want to. ... In Iran like in the Arab middle east to be 'gay" is socially outcast, but it is more ... Hey, you only live once, being a gay persom it is...

Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile - The Daily Beast


Feb 27, 2014 ... A gay refugee couple from Iran have become Facebook superstars ... I can imagine that you've passed many difficulties in the past to get to this point!” .... Being denied services due to his sexuality would just feel like living in ...

'Shahs of Sunset' Star Reza Farahan on Being a Gay Iranian - The ...


Mar 27, 2012 ... Reza Farahan, a 38-year-old gay Iranian real-estate agent, steals every episode of Shahs of Sunset. ... a gay Iranian on TV, because as a gay Iranian, sometimes I feel like a ... I got invited to do four gay club appearances in fucking Ohio. ... And I would have to go through life living a miserable life, marrying ...

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Living Dangerously: What It's Like To Be Gay In Iran - Vocativ


Dec 23, 2014 ... Living Dangerously: What It's Like To Be Gay In Iran ... “Ninety-five percent of gays in Iran will never come out,” Saeed says ... The feeling of being under constant surveillance, both by other Iranians and the state, takes its toll.

Intimate spaces: coming out in Iran | World news | The Guardian


Jun 11, 2015 ... The biggest problem of being gay in Tehran isn't the police or the ... Transgender individuals live and work openly in Tehran, the government will ... Gay hook-up apps like Grindr, Scruff, and Hornet are easy to access and increasing in popularity. ... I was so certain that I didn't even feel the need to pursue ...

How Iran Solved Its Gay Marriage Problem | Observer


May 4, 2015 ... While we debate whether gay men and women have a right to marry here in ... sisters and will do everything they can to ensure they feel safe and free in ... These various groups are very aware that Iranian homosexuals live in ...