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CONCLUSION

// Although the primary goal of this report was to demonst-

rate the remarkable diversity in Iran’s LGBT community, we consider the fact that we have probably planted more questions in

your minds than we have given you answers to be an especially positive thing. In an environment such as that in Iran, where sexuality is so taboo, any and all related discussions that are brought into social spaces are intrinsically valuable.

In this report, we have presented a historical overview, a

discussion of the legal frameworks that serve to repress LGBT

individuals, and a number of unique and inspiring case studies that showcase unheard voices and untold stories. // We are

indebted to those who chose to share their stories with us, and we respect the fact that it was not always easy for them. We

do hope that this report provokes debate, and we hope to be

involved in those ongoing discussions that will arise from such a study as this.

We are not claiming to be experts, nor are we claiming to know everything there is to know about LGBT rights in Iran. There are many other LGBT activists and organisations working closely with gay, lesbian, and transsexual Iranians both in exile and on the ground inside Iran who are far more knowledgeable.

Nonetheless, this is a starting point, and we hope that other

organisations will take up our invitation to get involved. As a

humble beginning, we outlined several potential projects that supportive groups might embark on, and we are willing to act as advisers for anyone wishing to get involved.

LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?  

A Small Media report revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communicationstechnology in their everyday lives.

LGBT Republic of Iran: An Online Reality?  

A Small Media report revealing how Iran’s LGBT communities use global communicationstechnology in their everyday lives.

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