Iran: Transgender People No Longer Classified as "Mentally Sick"

Published: January 7, 2010

Iran: Transgender People No Longer Classified as “Mentally Sick”

The following is a translation of a story written by the State-run Fars News Agency, and published January 7, 2010 on BBC Persian’s Website. While the decision of the government not to classify transgender people as mentally disturbed is an important step forward, the language used by the government officials is both unfortunate and shows the challenges that the trans community faces in Iran.

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