There are no Homosexuals in Iran

There are no Homosexuals in Iran

Laurence Rasti
Iran
2017

Speaking at Columbia University in 2007, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaimed: “In Iran, we do not have homosexuals like in your country.” While most Western nations now officially accept homosexuality, homosexuality is still punishable by death in Iran. In Denizli, a town in Turkey, hundreds of gay Iranians fleeing their country are stuck in a transit zone, hoping to be welcomed into a host country someday where they can start afresh.

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