From Teheran to Riyadh, This is How We Are Discriminated Against

Published: December 1, 2009

From Teheran to Riyadh, This is How We Are Discriminated Against

A conversation with Hossein Alizadeh
An interview by Ernesto Pagano

Turkey and the Lebanon are the countries most tolerant of gays; Iran and Saudi Arabia are the most homophobic. The picture painted by Hossein Alizadeh, a young Iranian who is the spokesman for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHTC) with headquarters in New York, is that of a patchy Middle East, where on the one hand embryonic gay movements appear while on the other sentences against sodomy are ferociously applied.

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