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lgbt iran, an online history

First encounters 4.1.

Homophobia online 4.2.

47 48 55

The risks and rewards of online dating 61 4.3.

4.4. The online queer book fair of Iran

64

78

The Koran and homosexuality online 4.5.

Bisexuality: A controversial topic 4.7.

4.6. Why are lesbians less active online?

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case studies

5.1. Facebook Group

5.2. Loneliness and homesickness

72 82

85 87 90

5.3. Friendship and Relationships

95

5.5. Thematic case studies

101

5.4. Hypermasculinity and patriarchy

97

5.6. Transgender questionnaire responses 102 5.7. Lesbian questionnaire responses

109

5.9. Summary

123

5.8. Gay male questionnaire responses

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112

recommendations and ‘degarvajeh’, an online glossary for lgbt iran

127

conclusion

137

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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