[ExI] Iran's plan for their gay population

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sun May 31 04:52:25 UTC 2009

What Iran is doing to their gay population almost seems the stuff of a
science fiction novel about a really twisted dystopia...

"Iranian-born herself, the New York-based filmmaker learned that in Iran,
homosexuality is a crime punishable by death. But the government has
provided a way out for the nation’s gays and lesbians: a sex-change
operation. Fully paid for by the state, the procedure would allow these
people to conform to Iran’s theocratic standards of sexuality."

“Her point was that there are rules and rules are there to help you. If you
start cross-dressing before your operation, you bring the problems with the
police upon yourself. Islamic Iran and the Christian Right have so much in
common —it’s just surprising that they’re not better friends.”

But I will point out that the Christian Right would be horrified to deal
with homosexuality by advocating a sex change procedure.  They would see
that as defying God's will.

I find it grimly fascinating that Iran's clerics consider such an option

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