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The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist.     
By Arsham Parsi.
To be gay in Iran means to live in the shadow of death. The country’s harsh Islamic code of Lavat is used to execute gay men, those who avoid execution are often subjected to severe lashings, torture and imprisonment. It was in this environment that Arsham Parsi came to terms with his identity as a gay man. When a close friend committed suicide after his family learned he was gay, Arsham felt compelled to act. Risking his life, he used the anonymity of the Internet to speak out about the human rights abuses against LGBT people in his country. In 2005 Parsi learned that an order had been issued for his arrest and execution...

228 pages, paperback

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Author Arsham Parsi
Publishers Fernwood Publishing
Year of Publication 2015

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EXILED FOR LOVE
The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist      
Arsham Parsi

To be gay in Iran means to live in the shadow of death. The country’s harsh Islamic code of Lavat is used to execute gay men, those who avoid execution are often subjected to severe lashings, torture and imprisonment. It was in this environment that Arsham Parsi came to terms with his identity as a gay man. When a close friend committed suicide after his family learned he was gay, Arsham felt compelled to act. Risking his life as well as the safety of his family, he used the anonymity of the Internet to speak out about the human rights abuses against LGBT people in his country. In 2005 Parsi learned that an order had been issued for his arrest and execution. He was forced to seek refuge in neighbouring Turkey until, thirteen months later, he was granted asylum in Canada. Exiled for Love follows Parsi’s incredible story.

228 pages, paperback

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EXILED FOR LOVE

EXILED FOR LOVE

The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist.     
By Arsham Parsi.
To be gay in Iran means to live in the shadow of death. The country’s harsh Islamic code of Lavat is used to execute gay men, those who avoid execution are often subjected to severe lashings, torture and imprisonment. It was in this environment that Arsham Parsi came to terms with his identity as a gay man. When a close friend committed suicide after his family learned he was gay, Arsham felt compelled to act. Risking his life, he used the anonymity of the Internet to speak out about the human rights abuses against LGBT people in his country. In 2005 Parsi learned that an order had been issued for his arrest and execution...

228 pages, paperback