The Pride Commission of Iran, an international group of Iranian and Farsi-speaking queer organizations, called on all members of the Iranian and Farsi-speaking LGBTI+ community in different cities of the world to participate in the first pride parade of the rainbow community during the revolutionary upsurge of “Women, Life, Freedom”.
Since the beginning of the revolutionary uprising of the Iranian people, the member organizations of the Pride Commission of Iran are preparing for the presence of the Iranian queer community in the pride parades of the cities of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.
On the other hand, other Iranian and Afghan queer activists in different cities of the world, including Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin, are also trying to hold a parade of pride for the Iranian and Persian-speaking rainbow community.
In addition to helping to hold the pride parade of Iranian queers, the Iran Pride global community is trying to follow up and support the social and political projects of the Iranian and Farsi-speaking LGBTQ+ community and to coordinate and interact more with queer organizations and activists.
After the large-scale protests of the American queer community in the 60s, which culminated in the Stonewall riots in June 1969, different countries of the world declare solidarity with queer people in June and coming months after.
While many queer people in Iran face the risk of crimes, including honor murder, in their families, this minority of citizens is also at risk of execution and other methods of retribution according to the laws of the Islamic Republic.
The authorities of the Islamic Republic publicly address queer citizens with obscene nicknames and call them “perverts” and “sick” in various statements.