LGBT Activists Gather For Rare Show Of Public Pride In Iran
On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a group of LGBT activists in Tehran, Iran, risked their lives to take a stand for gay rights, the Atlantic Online reports.
According to reports, a small group of young people gathered in a park overlooking Iran’s capital city.
They were armed with nothing but a single rainbow flag and two small signs — one of which read “No to homophobia and transphobia” in Persian, Care2.com reports.
But in a country where being gay can be punishable by the death penalty, the rare public display of support for Iranian gay rights holds a powerful significance.