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Following Up: I'm a Gay Iranian

Friday, September 28, 2007

This Monday President Ahmedinejad stated that there were no homosexuals in Iran, Arsham Parsi would beg to differ. He is the executive director of the Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) and is originally from Iran. He had to flee Iran in 2001 because of his activism surrounding homosexuality.

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Comments [7]

Pedikey from shiraz

if theres no Homosexual in Iran so Who am I?
we have to hide , live behind mask , why? they are searching for gays in Internet and public to bother and rape and kill and .... us in Iran mr Ahmadi nejad just is a monky that we didnt select him

Oct. 13 2007 12:53 AM
Chad Harris from Ridgewod

That last comment you had on this was dreadful Brian. Especially considering the gay you talked to is an expat!

duh!

Sep. 28 2007 11:21 AM
hjs from Brooklyn

of course there are no homosexuals in iran they kill them if they find them s0oo they are hiding!
pat robertson would love it there!

Sep. 28 2007 11:19 AM
ab from nyc

Interesting call. I guess that answers the transgendered question stated aove!

Sep. 28 2007 11:17 AM
Brian from Manhattan

Knowing how carefully Ahmedinejad chooses his words and how evasive he is in answering certain questions directly (much like any politician -- Clinton, Bush, etc.), his statement could be interpreted in any number of ways: e.g. not in kind (open) or in numbers as in the U.S.

Sep. 28 2007 11:12 AM
Chad Harris from Ridgewod

Brian,

Where were you two years ago when those two boys were hung in Iran?

Why are you beating the drum to war with Iran? What about GAYS IN IRAQ? Haiti? Saudi Arabia?

Iran has the highest sex changes in the middle east so it's not like everything there is condemed.

Wake up and realize that it is NOT in the best interest of Americans, Iranians or Israelis to be war-mongering like this. It is disturbing. If you really cared about human rights you would have covered this years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep. 28 2007 11:04 AM
Robert from NYC

I had a friend (he died in 1988) who was born in Iran but went to high school in Britain then moved here to US because not only was he under threat of execution for being gay but was totally deserted by his family who wanted to have nothing to do with him. The only exceptions were two female cousins with whom he communicated over the years until his death. The family was asked if they wanted his remains after he died and they rejected them. It's horrible there for homosexuals but that they do not exist? LOL nervously. There are many Iranian Gays here in the US and everywhere else, just like the rest of us.

Sep. 28 2007 08:41 AM

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