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Sociology Professor Fired in Iran for Discussing Homosexuality?

Hossein Alizadeh | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Hossein Alizadeh

In January 2011 Dr. Shirin Ahmadinia, a faculty member in Allameh Tabatabai University's sociology department who taught medical sociology and health, wrote a blog post announcing that the university had decided to cancel all her classes.

Jumping Over Fire: How I Came To Embrace Being A Gay Iranian American

Will | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices

I informed my parents that I'd been given the opportunity to write for a major gay magazine. My father's reaction was a happy one, but he wanted me to change my name; the Iranian government keeps tabs on anyone who is the least bit Iranian.

UN to Iran: There Are No Excuses for Denying LGBT People Their Human Rights

Hossein Alizadeh | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Hossein Alizadeh

The Iranian government, to soften the rhetoric when violating human rights, relies on a spurious excuse: cultural difference. This argument posits that human rights are by definition a Western priority and cannot be considered universal.

Film Depicting Iranian Teen Lesbians Meets 'Hostile' Reaction

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Iranian filmmaker Maryan Keshavarz's new film, Circumstance, chronicles the lives of two sixteen-year-old girls navigating a lesbian relationship in I...