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International Day against Homophobia in Iran

In Iran, because of anti-homosexuality laws and oppressive conditions, there aren't many observable activities; however, LGBT activists have many actions for this day every year.

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20th May 2012 22:59

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Homophobia and transphobia are social disorders that cause people to to act out against homosexuals and transsexuals. LGBT rights activists have done a variety of things to memorialize this day against this disease everywhere around the world.

In Iran, because of anti-homosexuality laws and oppressive conditions, there aren’t many observable activities; however, LGBT activists have many actions for this day very year.

Last year, many of the LGBT rights activists have distributed brochures and ads about this day in Tehran. The great "We are Everywhere" campaign on Facebook was one of the human rights activists initiative from the US, which received wides[pread support and involvement from many people.

This year, LGBT rights activists have launched "Homophilia" campaign on Facebook.

Some homosexuals and transsexuals distributed educational brochures in tehran, carried rainbow flags and banners, and flew colored balloons in order to create new social movements.

The pictures which can be downloaded here were received from LGBT activists in Iran.