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Iranian LGBT Activists Protest in Tehran (Slideshow)

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Sign says “No to homophobia and transphobia” in Persian.


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10:12AM PDT on May 28, 2012

you folks are so strong and awesome,thank you, we will see an end to this bullshite, together with laws etc...we will overcome!

9:27PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Brave Iranians I salute you.

6:09AM PDT on May 20, 2012

Stop homophobia. Why can't people just get over this?! Men slept with men since ancient times (e.g., Hellenic civilisation).

7:39PM PDT on May 19, 2012

I give the protestors a lot of credit for protesting in such a hostile country with such a repressive regimen and strict religious fundamentalism. They exemplified great courage.

6:07PM PDT on May 19, 2012


6:01PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Hopefully one of many indications to his country that Ahmedinijad is delusional or simply their biggest propagandist.

5:40PM PDT on May 19, 2012


2:29PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Many thanks!

10:44AM PDT on May 19, 2012

Can anyone explain why their rainbow has different colors than ours?

Is this just an LGBT flag and the colors hold specific meanings, or do Persians in general have a different cultural standard of what colors represent a rainbow?

I know that a "rainbow" as we paint it is an imprecise adaptation of an actual rainbow, because it's a matter of choice whether to include the bands where two colors meet as a separate color or not, so I'm very curious about this.

10:22AM PDT on May 19, 2012

It's so great to see images like this from places like Tehran.

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