You should have told us earlier. Michael at the Azadi Tower in Tehran. Article asserts that the ways of proving female same-sex sexual activity in court are the same as for sodomy. In particular, Mashregh News , a news website "close to the security and intelligence organizations", has described homosexuals in an article as "individuals who have become mentally troubled in natural human tendencies, have lost their balance, and require psychological support and treatment". We mentioned the Zoroastrians when talking about Yazd, and you should definitely explore their otherworldly fire temples. Im not planning on running down the main street of Teheran with a rainbow flag. As a year-old, he was ineligible for the death penalty under the law in Iran. In , Dr. As a gay man I used to frequently travel to Iran for business.
In , the Iranian Reformist paper Shargh was shut down by the government after it interviewed an Iranian author, living in Canada. Be Prepared for Some Crazy Drivers. I hope you enjoyed the food, hospitality and my hometown Esfahan. I'm in Iran right now and I've met one traveler last week who was gay. Let's make one thing clear, our intention is not to promote gay travel to Iran. While people can legally change their sex, sexual activity between members of the same sex is illegal and can be punishable by death. Archived from the original on February 22, We appreciate your support! At the discretion of the Iranian court, fines, prison sentences, and corporal punishment are usually carried out rather than the death penalty, unless the crime was a rape. News US expelled thousands of migrant children due to coronavirus rules 0m ago.
Under the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah , the last monarch of the Pahlavi dynasty , homosexuality was tolerated, even to the point of allowing news coverage of a same-sex wedding. Disclaimer: Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase through them, we receive a small commission. Same-sex sexual activities are punishable by imprisonment,  corporal punishment , or execution. According to Articles and , the rules for the quashing of sentences, or for pardoning, are the same as for the lesser male homosexual offenses. My husband didn't come with me on this trip. Main article: Capital punishment in Iran. For security reasons, Saeed asked to be referred to by his first name only. She says that this explains the virulence of the anti-homosexual oppression in Iran.