• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    N/A
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Iran

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Jan 1, 1900–Jul 19, 2018
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
death penalty for homosexuality under sodamy laws. for lesbianism only 100 lashes.
Added by Ausyk  ·  10 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
(since Jan 1, 1900)
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
The punishment for homosexuality is currently death for men. (Unless if there is sex between a mature person and a minor; in which can the mature person will be killed while minor will receive up to 74 lashes. Same case applies for 2 minors.) For women, the punishment is up to 100 lashes. Women with a certain number of repeat offenses can become subject to the death penalty as well.
Added by priyanshtiwari1256  ·  13 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Iran

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Current status
(since May 23, 1928)
Not legal
Definition of marriage used follows from the Islamic definition of the union between one man and woman. The marriage is prohibited and same sex activity is punished as stated in the Penal code
Added by vviet93  ·  10 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
May 23, 1928–Jul 19, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality has the death penalty.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Iran

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Current status
(since 1987)
Legal, but requires surgery
Became legal due to a fatwa from Khomeini in 1987. Trans individuals have the gender they identify with legally recognized and sex reassignment surgeries are publicly funded.
Added by fatemynl  ·  16 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Jan 1, 1987–Mar 23, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
LGBT people are allowed to choose what gender they want on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Iran

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Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality has the death penalty.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Iran

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Current status
(since Oct 24, 1979)
No protections
Formally, Iranian government believes every citizen to be heterosexual, stripping protection for LGBTQ+ community.
Added by vviet93  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Iran

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Current status
(since Oct 24, 1979)
No protections
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Iran

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Current status
(since Oct 24, 1979)
No protections
Homosexuality has the death penalty there.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Iran

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Current status
Illegal
No laws criminalizing lgbt from joining and they are not kicked out of military.
Added by Ausyk  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Iran

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Iran

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Current status
(since 1979)
N/A
Homosexual sex is illegal. Also, sexual activity outside of marriage is illegal.
Added by danlev  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Iran

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log



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