After 2, years of a continuous monarchy, Iran became an Islamic Republic governed by Sharia Law — making homosexuality a crime subject to the imprisonment, corporal punishment, and execution. At its core the issue is intercourse. Any activity outside heterosexual marriage is viewed as a violation of religious law. Interestingly, transgender people are considered heterosexual and will not be persecuted if they complete gender confirmation surgery, which may be partially funded by the state. As a result, Iran ranks as second in the world, following Thailand, for gender realignment surgeries.
LGBT rights in Iran
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Share via Email Demonstration at a Gay Pride parade against Iran's oppression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The first detailed report on Iran's LGBT community has found that its members live under social and state repression, with some being persecuted, forced into exile or even sentenced to death. The study was conducted by Small Media, a non-profit group based in London. Researchers led by Bronwen Robertson, director of operations, gathered first-hand testimonies from hundreds of LGBT Iranians using face to face interviews or through a secret online forum. I don't know who has told you that we have! Until recently, lavat sodomy for men was a capital offence for all individuals involved in consensual sexual intercourse.
Living in Tehrangeles: L.A.'s Iranian Community
The Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, a Toronto-based organization that helps Iranians who have fled their homeland because of anti-LGBT persecution seek asylum in Canada and other countries, in an email to supporters said police raided a private party in Bahadoran at around 8: The Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees also noted some of those who were taken into custody were not gay. The officers transferred them to a prison in the city of Isfahan, according to the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees. Trump travel ban includes Iran Iran is among the handful of countries in which consensual same-sex sexual acts remain punishable by death.
Known as Tehrangeles, it's the biggest community of Iranians outside Iran. Pop into any shop and you'll hear Farsi. The business signs are all in Persian.