I think PinkNews need to re-assess this article as many Gay and Lesbian people who are discovered in Iran are given the chose of death or gender reassignment. Do we know if Saman Arastu was given such a choice by the sharia courts?
PinkNews needs to be very careful its reporting of this story!
According to Arastu, as per the Guardian article, he is genuine.
I’d like to read the original article however, in the unnamed Iranian magazine that The Guardian cites.
Yeah, Iran’s sick little secret behind its “progressiveness” is that LGBs are often forced to go through sex reassignment because that’s the only way Iran will accept (and not kill) them.
The truth about Iran and the LGB
Iranian teenager executions