Shadi Amin

Shadi Amin (she/her) is a pioneering Iranian LGBT rights activist. She is a writer and researcher. She published Gender X, a book written based on the findings of a three year research on the situation of LGBTI individuals in Iran. The English report for this research is available under the title Diagnosing Identities, Wounding Bodies.
Her selection and translation of Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde's articles were published in a book entitled Ghodrat va Lezzat (Power and Joy) which is one of the few Farsi resources on compulsory heteronormativity and lesbian existence. She is also the co-writer of Crime and Impunity; Sexual Torture of Women in Islamic Prisons.

Shadi Amin is the Coordinator of Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang), a community dedicated to servicing LGBTI Iranians. 6Rang seeks to raise awareness about human rights violations on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression sanctioned by the Islamic Republic of Iran where the death penalty for same sex conduct is still in practice. She has run several research and advocacy projects carried out in Iran, which also engaged the international community and human rights mechanisms.

Organisation: Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang)