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Arsham Parsi's Speech at Toronto Gala 2006 Arsham Parsi Arsham Parsi is the spokesperson and secretary of human rights affairs of the Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization. This speech recounts his own personal journey for freedom and work on behalf of the...
Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights The purpose of this booklet is to set out the core obligations that States have towards LGBT persons, and describe how United Nations mechanisms have applied international law in this context. For...
Briefing on LGBT Resolution at Human Rights Council US Department of State In this special briefing with the US Department of State, special guests discuss the historical 2011 resolution at the UN Human Rights Council formalizing the first internationally recognized form...
Bringing People Hope: Harvey Milk and the Gay Rights Movement in America Tavaana This exclusive Tavaana case study examines the campaign for gay rights in America. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States and his drive for equality...
Cartoon Series: “Iranian LGBTQ Life” Saman Kohzad Using visual arts in the form of cartoons, this Iranian trans artist and activist revealed issues faced by the Iranian LGBTQ community through a collection of 50 cartoons.
Changing Discourse Toward Understanding, Inclusion and Rights for LGBT Iranians Iranian LGBT activist Arsham Parsi said he knew from the get go that Tavaana “would be an asset for the Iranian queer community and our human rights cause because Tavaana did not ignore us. Instead...
Coming Out میالد شارعی This resource is available in Persian only.
Denied Identity: Human Rights Abuses Against Iran's LGBT Community The report contains a thorough examination of discriminatory provisions in the IRI's Islamic Penal Code, as well as numerous witness accounts from LGBT persons about the persecution and...
Facing Double Discrimination: Cambodian Lesbians Are Breaking the Silence Meghan Lewis This report on LGBT activism in Cambodia highlights the activities, including workshops on Lesbian sexual health and family acceptances, of the Rainbow Community Kampushea. The organization focuses...
Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation Simon LeVay In this book, neuroscientist Simon LeVay summarizes a wealth of scientific evidence that points to one inescapable conclusion: Sexual orientation results primarily from an interaction between genes,...
Graphic Novel "Yousef and Farhad" Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib The story of Yousef and Farhad will be familiar to anyone aware of the injustice and suffering experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Iran as they try to assert their basic right to love...
Homosexuality and the Minorities without Rights Akbar Ganji In this article homosexuality and other issues such as religious minorities are discussed. This resource is only available in Persian.
How to Advocate for Your Legal Rights in Iran International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) This manual, produced by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, provides a defence strategy for the Iranian LGBT community. This resource is only available in Persian.
How to Effectively Defend LGBT Clients in Iran International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) The manual aims to provide a defence strategy for legal experts in Iran to defend LGBT clients.  This resource is only available in Persian.
Human Rights Violations of People in the Islamic Republic of Iran on the Basis of their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) This report was submitted by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) (ECOSOC accredited NGO) and the Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) to the United Nations Universal...
IDAHO Lesson Plan UNESCO This curriculum was developed for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which is celebrated on May 17th. Studies show that homophobic and transphobic bullying can have a serious...
Iran: Gender Identity and Sexual Rights Elahe Amani This report focuses on education and outreach against homophobia and transphobia in Iran. The report, written by Iranian LGBT activist Elahe Amani, outlines ways in which activists can raise...
Islam and the Issue of Homosexuality Arash Naraghi This webinar considers whether it is possible to have an understanding of Islam that is compatible with respect for homosexual rights.This resource is only available in Persian.
It Gets Better: A Message from Apple Employees The It Gets Better Project In this It Gets Better video, subtitled in Persian, Apple employees share their personal stories and messages of hope for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.  The It Gets Better Project was...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Psychology Victoria Clarke, Sonja Ellis, Elizabeth Peel, and Damien Riggs (trans. Sohrab Farnam) Resource only available in Persian.
LGBT Rights: Frequently Asked Questions Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights This fact sheet provides answers to questions concerning LGBT rights.
Mental Health of LGBTQIA هوداد طلوعی This resource is available in Persian only.
Peace Activism and GLBT Rights Liz Highleyman This article examines the role of GLBT activists in anti-war protests in the United States beginning in the 1940s. 
Protection Manual for LGBTI Defenders Shaun Kirven, Enrique Eguren and Marie Caraj This extensive manual provides practical information on international LGBT laws, assessing risk and advice on avoiding violence and security threats from private actors.
Quality of Life: A Journey to Becoming Myself Roxana Soltanzadeh Roxana Soltanzadeh shares her compelling story of post-traumatic growth to illustrate the most fundamental struggle that come with our quality of life, emphasizing the challenges that those from...
Sex and Gender Terminology یاس آسمون This resource is available in Persian only.
Sexual Minorities and Criminal Law This resource is available only in Persian.
Sexual Orientation and Human Rights Adrian Coman, HREA This Study Guide, produced by the Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), offers an introduction to sexual orientation and human rights. It presents definitions, key rights at stake, human rights...
The History of LGBT Rights at the UN The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Watch this short infographic video to see how it all came to be and what has happened in LGBT rights since.
The Qur'an and Sexual Minorities’ Rights - In this interview, Arash Naraghi discusses the view of Islam towards homosexuality. This resource is only available in Persian.
Toolkit for Working with Schools 1.0 The Global Alliance for LGBT Education This toolkit provides tools and information to help schools, school-support institutions and LGBT activists address LGBT topics in school environments. The guide can be used to effectively improve...
Unsafe Haven: The Security Challenges Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Turkey Helsinki Citizens' Assembly—Turkey (HCA), Organization for Refugee, Asylum and Migration (ORAM) This report was first released in 2009 and then revised and updated in 2011. In addition to being based on the original 46 in-depth interviews conducted for the 2009 edition of this report, the...
“We Are a Buried Generation”: Discrimination and Violence against Sexual Minorities in Iran Human Rights Watch Based on testimony from more than 100 Iranians, this report documents discrimination and violence against LGBT people and others whose sexual practices and gender expression do not conform to...
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