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should be eliminated from our minority and join the heterosexual majority”. Yar responded, “Dear friends, I regret to inform you that some people are trying to forge a gap in the LGBT commu-

nity. Their first step is to eliminate bisexuals from the term LGBT

… I hope everyone reacts to this sensitive issue. Hidden hands are

darting out of sleeves to force a large canyon between us”. Arash believed that Yar was overreacting: “The way you’re talking, it’s as though they’re wanted to eliminate someone from the earth

… You’re oversensitive”. Yar rebutted, “When it comes to eliminating my bisexual friend [from the LGBT community], there is no time to waste”.

One of the major issues facing Iran’s LGBT community is the social vacuum created by a lack of space for discussion and

community building; misinformation is rife and cohesion in is severely lacking. As we heard earlier, many LGBT Iranians feel

completely ostracised by their society and, as will be revealed through the case studies in the next section, they also have major issues with trusting even those closest to them with their true identities.

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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