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Why We Need More Gay Iranian Love Stories Like This One

OutRight Action International | Posted 02.12.2017 | World
OutRight Action International

It is certainly not the case that every family in Iran disowns or abuses their gay, lesbian or transgender loved ones. I am also aware of stories of love and acceptance, but these are rather uncommon. We are trying to encourage wider acceptance and greater openness to discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity as part of basic human rights. This is why we worked together with the writer Amir Soltani and the political cartoonist Khalil Bendib to create the graphic novel "Yousef and Farhad," about two men struggling for acceptance in Iran

How the Nuclear Deal Will Give a Huge Boost to Iran's Reformists

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna nuclear agreement between Iran and the West was a major milestone for the geostrategic future of the Middle East, but it was also a breath of fresh air for Iranian civil society. There is now the possibility of Iranian civil society playing a different and more constructive role in the future of Iranian politics.

Iranian Glass "Sheesheh" - How Iran's Youth Got Hooked on Crystal Meth

Shermin Kruse | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Despite the minimal protections for victims of drug use and the Islamic Republic's typical manner of glossing over their domestic problems, Iran spends approximately one billion dollars per year on anti-drug operations.

Iranian Teens Snub Regime With Halloween Revelry

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Tara Kangarlou

Over the past Halloween weekend some of the brazen young Iranians in Tehran put in practice their aspirations for openness and freedom as they participated in perilous gatherings that spoke to their knowledge of Western culture.

Pink Floyd Hit Re-Worked As Iran Protest (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's politics and Pink Floyd make strange bedfellows in an updated take on the classic 1979 anthem "Another Brick In The Wall" sung by an exiled Ira...

The Many Crises of Iranian Youth

Navtej Dhillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Navtej Dhillon

The dissension in Iran's polity emanates from a growing gap between the promises and the dim reality facing its young citizens. The current political turmoil marks the breakdown of an intergenerational bargain.