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Raha (user currently living in IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 16/02/2013 tagged with gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation +5
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the story i am going to say is related to three years ago on the 3rd Friday of July (23rd July 2010) in Iran.
It was long before that, that my friends and I had conversation on how we can have a National LGBT day in Iran while it is quit dangerous and riskful. we planed to announce a day for this (which is 3rd friday of July and its celebrated 3 times now). we had an small party in a friends apartment full of rainbow stuff that we created ourselves and we published the news and anonymous pictures on the net after.
you can see some of the pictures of it here: http://chrr.biz/spip.php?article10324
although we faced lots of risks after and some of us was blackmailed but it was a hopeful story that i liked to say which can be a hope among all dark story from the country i live in.
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Gregh (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers in response to this story on 13/03/2010 +5
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I am posting this to show support for you and others who are dealing with these issues. I was born in the U.S., but believe I lived in Iran in a former life. I totally applaud your efforts for this purpose. I am saddened by all the prejudice and ridicule, the hate, the isolation, and any aspect that disallowed you and those alike the human right of free spirit wherever you have lived or traveled. I wish you the utmost in your endeavors with this project. It would be a joy to meet an Iranian guy guy of the same sexual orientation as I. That would be a nice dream come true. I believe your dream will come true. Keep up the tremendous work you are putting in, and it will eventually reap its overdue rewards. With much love for your efforts...Great Job!
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