Self-appointed religious forces decide that gays are destroying the fabrics of their society so they take it upon themselves to hunt gay people. Kiswahili voaswahili. You are Hossein Alizadeh treated, as a stranger to society because people, even your family, feel it is not okay.
You may not be directly persecuted by the government, but you know you are different, you know the death penalty can be enforced by anyone at anytime.
There is huge discrimination against people that are considered gay and the government does not do anything to protect the LGBT community. Show your urgent support now. There is also the issue of whether this was a willing act, if you made a mature choice or you were coerced, so certain conditions are supposed to be met.
I have interviewed lesbians that do not want to get married to a straight man, but as a woman this fate has already been decided so they have to get married, they do not have a choice. Ten years ago this was unthinkable. HA: In Iran the story is not about the oppression of homosexuality, it is about the oppression of sexuality.