Living Dangerously: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Iran

The following article was originally published in Vocativ. It is reproduced  here entirely without any editing, other than to fit our format.  We acknowledge and thank Vocative as well as the author Sune Engel Rasmussen for their excellent journalism. It is possible to be gay and live under a repressive regime that is always threatening to … Continue reading


770 LGBT killings and major assaults in the Americas

A press release issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on December 17, 2014 reported the pervasiveness of violence including murders and violent assaults against LGBT’s in the Americas.  This article is an edited version of that news release with added data and information from the OAS’ Registry of Violence on those nations … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

Update: Mona Iraqi fired by shnit film festivals

shnit PLAYGROUND Cairo 2015, organizers of International short film festivals, announced today on their website: “As of its annual Council meeting on December 22th in Bern, the Board of Trustees of the shnit FOUNDATION, in accordance with Festival Director, has decided to exclute Mona Iraqi from the shnit International Shortfilmfestival immediately. shnit International Shortfilmfestival completely … Continue reading