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Dear Friends, I want to share a story from the front lines that puts in sharp relief the challenges LGBTI people continually face. IGLHRC’s Africa program coordinator, Shehnilla Mohamed, traveled to New York this month for meetings with diplomats ahead of negotiations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a critical process that will determine the direction of billions of dollars of development aid.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on Wednesday released video trailers in Farsi and English to promote its upcoming publication of a graphic novel about the struggles in Iran of two fictional gay men, "Yousef and Farhad" created in partnership with Khalil Bendib, the Algerian-American political cartoonist and Amir Soltani, the Iranian-American award-winning author of "Zahra's Paradise."
For Immediate Release Friday, July 10, 2015 Contact: Suzanne Trimel, 212-633-4150, strimel@iglhrc.org (ISTANBUL) - A coalition of Turkish and international human rights organizations today strongly criticized the Turkish government for failing to protect the safety and security of LGBTI individuals, who are facing rising threats and harassment, including death threats and the reported sexual assault of a community leader.
Compiled by prominent international activists from IGLHRC’s 2nd conference in Germany, the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community of Iran" report examines human rights of LGBT from legal, religious and socio-political perspectives through groundbreaking analyses and interpretations.