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lgbt iran, an online history

// This section draws on both secondary and primary sources

to provide an overview of how the internet has influenced the everyday lives of LGBT Iranians. First, we examine an online

‘blogging game’ that discusses the inaugural queer blogs and

the reception they received from their target audiences. Then

we scrutinise the impact that internet filtering and surveillance has had on the lives of LGBT Iranians. In an investigation into filtering, we examine creative responses to it and probe into

how tech savvy internet users get around the inconveniences caused by internet filtering.

Exploring the possibility that the Iranian government uses

these websites to entrap gay Iranians and gather intelligence on their communities, we investigate the risks and rewards of using social media to find dates. Finally, we delve into

Ketabkhaneh88, an online queer book fair that hosts a collection of books by some of Iran’s LGBT authors.

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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