LGBT Injustice In Iran
By Phillip, Will and Jamie
What Injustice Are We Protesting?
The injustice that we are protesting against is how Iran is extremely against the LGBT community, and often executes members of the LGBT community.
Members of the community are often imprisoned, punished and executed. Men are more punished than women. Government officials who are supposedly protecting them are treating them unfairly and saying that homosexuality is a disease. It is also illegal to “promote” homosexuality.
“It (Iran) is one of only seven countries worldwide that retains the death penalty for consensual same-sex acts”
What are the goals of the protest?
The goals of the protest are to demonstrate that it doesn’t matter, or that it shouldn’t matter to others if you are part of LGBT community. It is also that members shouldn’t be ridiculed or harassed and how all people are equal, no matter their sexual orientation, and should not have to live in fear within the borders their home country. We are also trying to raise awareness about the LGBT community.