Iran’s Transgender Community: Embracing Legal Recognition, Enduring Social Exclusion

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Editor: Philip Ragner | Tactical Investor

Iran’s Transgender Community: The delicate dance

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Iran’s Transgender Community: Striving for Recognition Amidst Challenges

In Iran, transgender individuals have the right to legal gender recognition, setting them apart from other Muslim countries in the Persian Gulf region. However, the plight of transgender people in Iran is far from over. Violence, societal rejection, financial struggles, and homelessness exacerbate their efforts.

Saman Arastoo, a transgender man in Iranian theatre, aims to shed light on these issues through his work. He hopes to provoke society to reflect on its treatment of transgender individuals and to take action.

Many transgender people in Iran resort to prostitution out of desperation for shelter and income, facing rejection from their families, unemployment, and educational setbacks.

Although transgender identity was not officially acknowledged in Iran before the 1979 revolution, the government later recognized transgender individuals and permitted sex-reassignment surgery. However, societal stigmatization persists, leading to ongoing challenges for those who have legally transitioned.

Dr Shahryar Kohanzad, a specialist in sex-reassignment surgery, reveals the internal struggles faced by his transgender patients, who often endure long periods of isolation and self-denial. He emphasizes that being transgender is not a choice and that individuals should not blame themselves for their identity.

The journey for acceptance and support continues for Iran’s transgender community as they strive to overcome adversity and foster a more inclusive society.  Read more


Iran’s Paradox: Criminalizing Homosexuality, Recognizing Transgender Rights

In Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death for men and lashings for women. However, Iran stands out as the only Muslim country in the Persian Gulf region that legally recognizes the gender identity of its transgender citizens. The Islamic Republic not only allows sex reassignment but even subsidizes the procedure.

This significant shift can be attributed partly to the efforts of Maryam Khatoon Molkara, who faced persecution during the 1979 revolution but managed to gain her release through influential connections within Iran’s clerical circles.

While the Iranian government views transgender individuals as having psychosexual problems, providing them with a medical solution, open discussions about transgender issues remain rare in the country. Read more


Iran’s Rich History, Complex Socio-Legal Landscape, and LGBT Rights Challenges

Iran boasts a civilization with a remarkable history dating back to 4000 BC, showcasing ancient urban settlements. In 2006, a substantial portion of the government’s budget relied on oil and natural gas revenues (45%) and taxes and fees (31%).

Transsexuality in Iran is legally permitted if accompanied by a sex change operation. However, societal intolerance towards transsexual individuals persists. Furthermore, any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is strictly forbidden.

LGBT rights in Iran have faced significant persecution since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, with reports from international human rights groups detailing public floggings and executions targeting lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. It is important to note that gay men often face harsher legal treatment than lesbians. The situation highlights the complex socio-legal landscape surrounding LGBT rights in Iran. Read more


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