UN Secretary-General has confirmed the use of “reparative therapy” to “cure” persons of their same-sex attraction or gender non-conformity in his latest report on the situation of human rights in Iran to the General Assembly.
This report draws on data from an extensive literature review, the first-ever global survey on the topic, and in-depth interviews with experts and survivors from various countries.
Swedish officials, confusingly, have claimed there is no 'new evidence'
When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif faced questions from foreign journalists on Monday in Tehran after a meeting with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, he may have expected some uncomfortable questions.
The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defended the policy of execution for homosexuality. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter.
UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Iran.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
"You guys don't [realise] how lucky you are. Obviously you're struggling, but this is nothing. The fact that you can march on the street, having a [pro-LGBT] sign, without being bashed? Wow."
In this op-ed, Mary Emily O'Hara explains why Trump's plan to decriminalize homosexuality is suspect, especially after he's made life worse for LGBTQ people at home.
Ms. Mohammadi’s charges include “collusion against national security by normalising same sex relations.” This is the first time that an activist faces such an accusation in Iran. She may be sentenced up to five years imprisonment.
The U.S. ambassador to Germany said that Republicans and religious conservatives are backing the administration's effort but he doesn't name supporters.