4 December 2012
Iran reveals more than 1,000 gender reassignment operations in four years
An Iranian news service has said that more than one thousand Iranians have undergone gender reassignment surgery in the Islamic State between 2006 and 2010
26 September 2012
Video: Iran gay film in fundraising challenge
A New York filmmaker has less than a month to raise $100,000 (£61,910) so he can produce a film about Iran’s systematic persecution of its LGBT citizens.
25 September 2012
Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment
A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.
24 September 2012
President Ahmadinejad: Gays are ugly and are like thieves
Interviewed on Piers Morgan Tonight, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad equates homosexuality to stealing and tells the presenter that being gay is ugly.
17 September 2012
Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights
In a swipe at Iran, Canada’s Justice Minister Jason Kenney says the country is determined to promote gay rights on the international stage.
8 September 2012
Iran news agency: ‘Jews are spreading homosexuality in a world-takeover bid’
A state-sponsored newspaper in Iran has published a document claiming to have uncovered a secret plot by the Jewish people, particularly in the US and UK, to spread homosexuality worldwide.
5 July 2012
Foreign Office human rights minister praises ‘Illegal to be you’ video campaign
Jeremy Browne, the Foreign Office minister for human rights has praised a new viral video imagining a world in personal traits like hair colour or height were criminalised in the same way as homosexuality.
4 July 2012
Video: Imagine if you could face execution for being blond, bald, short, elderly or blue eyed
In a compelling new viral video, international LGBT rights organisation Kaleidoscope Trust asks viewers to imagine if it were illegal to be themselves.
28 June 2012
German court tells lesbian asylum seeker to hide identity in Iran
A German court rejected the asylum application of Samira Ghorbani Danesh, an Iranian lesbian refugee who fled Iran in 2009, with the justification that she can hide her homosexuality in Iran and avoid criminal penalties.
24 June 2012
Iran shuts publisher for ‘promoting’ gay sex and immorality
Iranian authorities have shut a famous publishing house for allegedly promoting 'homosexuality, incest, and sexual relations between men and women outside marriage’
1 June 2012
Azerbaijan and Iran locked in a spat over rumours of a gay parade
Azerbaijan has accused Iran of lying over claims the Azeri government was forced to cancel a gay parade during the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend.
23 May 2012
Iran recalls ambassador to Azerbaijan over Eurovision ‘gay parade’
Iran has recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan, having accused the Eurovision 2012 host of staging a 'gay parade' for the flamboyant contest this Saturday.
21 May 2012
Azerbaijan accuses Iran of slander over Eurovision gay pride rumours
Azerbaijan has accused neighbouring country Iran of slander after claims that Baku would host a gay pride march to coincide with this week’s Eurovision song contest.
14 May 2012
LGBT Iranians to speak in London as four men sentenced to death
An event launching a report on the way the internet affects LGBT life in Iran will be hosted in London this week, days after it was announced that the country was to execute four men on sodomy charges.