In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you we have that. Well, poor dear Mahmoud couldn't be any more mistaken! Being gay in Iran is not only illegal, but it also carries with it a death sentence. What shocked us the most is this is so enthusiastically enforced by the Iranian government in such a sadistic manner: proudly carrying out death sentences in public.
Iran publicly hangs man on homosexuality charges
LGBT rights in Iran - Wikipedia
In February , the Persian Empire came to an end. After 2, years of a continuous monarchy, Iran became an Islamic Republic governed by Sharia Law — making homosexuality a crime subject to the imprisonment, corporal punishment, and execution. At its core the issue is intercourse. Any activity outside heterosexual marriage is viewed as a violation of religious law.
Cruising in Iran
Four Iranian gay men are due to be executed for sodomy under their nation's Shari'a laws, Pink News is reporting. The news comes just two days ahead of the release of a new report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Iran, which will highlight the problems they face in their own country and when they flee into exile, according to Gay Star News. I usually refer to Iran as 'your country' instead of 'my country' or 'our country. The contributor, identified only as a year-old gay man from Bandar Anzali, a harbor city on the Caspian sea, added, "Words can't describe how important the Internet is for me Because I live in a really small city, where the homosexual community is very secretive.
Saeed was 20 years old when he sat his father down and told him he was gay. Trembling, he recounted how, as a child, he hid cutouts of male underwear models from foreign magazines under his pillow, and would gaze at them for hours when he was alone. His mother, sitting speechless in a chair next to her husband, went pale. I always used to say that to your mom. You should have told us earlier.