Iranian opposition groups back gay rights
News from HOMAN
There are still many Iranian political groups/parties, in particular
centre and conservative, who refuse to talk about gay rights in Iran. However
we have some good news and would like to share it with you.
1- Iran's Green Party has announced its support for homosexual rights.
The party has a section on its Internet page called "gay news "
where you can read some interesting news about Iranian homosexuals.
2- Rahe Kargar an Iranian socialist group in exile has changed its constitution
in favour of homosexual rights. It came since Babak a member of the group
published an article, " To defeat homophobia , support sexual orientation".
It is the first time in Iran's history that an Iranian political group
openly accept gay rights. An interview with Rahe Kargar will be published
in Homan Magazine's coming issue.
3- Iranian workers communist party has sent an official invitation to
HOMAN to participate in its congress. Due to short notice we could not
send any represent. However this party has in recent years taken a very
positive attitude towards homosexual rights.
4- Recently, Union of people's Fedaian on Iran (Etahade fedaiane Khalgh)
has had its 4th congress. In one of the congress document ( No.5 - Who
we are- what we want), they suggest equal rights for homo and heterosexual
5- Shahrzad, a Persian publication in Germany has in its 4th issue
( Nov.2000) published an erotic homosexual story " Entezar" .
In the story a well endowed gay author telling his experience of meeting
a well endowed gay man in the street and the sex joy they have had with
each other afterwards. It is a new trend in Iranian publications to make
homosexuality more visible and we hope it will continue.
6- The Persian section of radio France, which has listeners in and
outside Iran has sent some reportage from Gay Olympic Games.
All these groups are against the Islamic regime in Iran and working
All the best