Episode 43 – Arsham Parsi, Iranian Refugee Activist and Founder of Iranian Queer Organization

Arsham Parsi discusses what it is like being gay in Iran where homosexuality is punishable by death. Arsham, age 27 has been an activist since he was 21. He was forced to flee Iran in 2005 when the police were looking for him. He fled to Turkey and was given asylum in Canada. Now living in Toronto, Arsham has dedicated his life to making life better for LGBT people living in Iran and helping refugees outside of Iran gain asylum.

 

Arsham Parsi, Founder of IRanian Queer Organization

Arsham Parsi, Founder of Iranian Queer Organization

 

Arsham Parsi, Founder of Iranian Queer Organization

Arsham Parsi, Founder of Iranian Queer Organization

 

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Websites featured in this episode:
Iranian Queer Organization
Arsham Parsi’s Personal Website
ManJam

 

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