Eighth Iran Pride Day is approching and will be celebrated in all cities of Iran underground! Because of this important day for Iranian LGBTIQ, JoopeA Foundation has asked Human Rights organizations and activists to show their public support for LGBTIQ Rights in Iran.
Here is the statement and signatures:
We support LGBTIQ Rights for Iran
Ten years ago, the existence of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer people (LGBTIQ) denied by the president of Iran at the time*. While only three years before that two teenagers has been hanged publicly in Mashhad, Iran who have been accused of sodomy**.
LGBTIQ Rights movement for Iran has become more and more active through years. Yet, it lacks public support and visibility.
Hereafter, we, Human Rights activists and organizations, announce our support for LGBTIQ Rights for Iran publicly. We believe LGBTIQ Rights is Human Rights and every human is equal to another in their rights. Every human being should have rights to be who they are and not to afraid of coming out.
JoopeA Foundation: Expanding Human Rights by focusing on LGBTI Rights for Iran and Middle East.
All Out: Bringing people power to the global movement for love and equality
Atelier de Ontdekking: Draw your passion
ASL19: There is always a way
AvishanX: Learn about sex in Persian
Bi’Cause: A mixed association, consensual reflection and information for bisexuals
Chelteke: Persian Speaking support group for LGBTIQ in Toronto
CFPPI: Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran
Club Church: Best divers club of Amsterdam who supports diversity movements
COC Amsterdam: Strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights
COC Nederland: advocating the rights of LGBTIQ around the world
Dharma & Martia: an international network that works on LGBTQI rights in Middle East
Dojensgara: Bisexuality in Persian
Egaypt: Arab LGBTQ Advocacy
GALA Foundation: Promotes the visibility and accessibility of the gay community in Amsterdam
Human Rights Campaign: Envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights
ILGA: Worldwide federation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights
Iran Academia: First Persian online academy for Social Sciences and Humanities
IRQO: Defending human and civil rights of Iranian LGBT in Iran and diaspora
JoopeA News: Everything on Sexual Rights in Persian
Localization Lab: Supporters of translation and localization of Internet freedom tools
LSVD: Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany LSVD
Maanaav: LGBTQ Organization for Iran
MCC: Global Justice Institute, Metropolitan Community Churches
Opportunity Point: Serves as a safe platform for information sharing and networking within the LGBTI community
OutRight International: Defends the human rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere
Peter Tatchell Foundation: Defends LGBT and other human rights in the UK and globally
Pride Amsterdam Foundation: Organizer of Amsterdam Pride
Rapido Events: Largest divers parties in the Netherlands who supports diversity movement
Radio Ranginkaman: Persian radio for LGBTIQ all over the Middle East
Secret Garden: Empowering LGBTI migrant, refugees and asylum seekers in the Netherlands
Segooshezarin: Make a better situation for LGBTQIA in Iran
Spectrum: A spectrum of projects connected to gender equality and education
WPML: Makes it easy to build multilingual world
Zamaneh Media: Independent participatory media for Iran
Names are based on Alphabet order.
* Ahmadinejad: No Gays, No Oppression of Women in Iran – http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3642673
** Iranian teenagers from the province of Khorasan who were publicly hanged accused of “lavat” (sodomy) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Asgari_and_Ayaz_Marhoni