“Lesbian Love for All in Iran” (The Daily Beast)

February 20, 2014

“Iranian ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once elicited guffaws when he told students at Columbia University that, “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.” In reality, homosexuality is a crime punishable in the Islamic Republic with imprisonment, whipping, and even execution. Because trials on moral charges in Iran are usually held in closed sessions, it’s difficult to determine how many gay and lesbian Iranians are executed annually, but human rights organizations report multiple executions of gay men as recently as 2012.”

Read more of this story by Scott Bixby for The Daily Beast here.

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