and Social Welfare required health insurers to cover the cost of such surgery. 3 Archived March 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Statement of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Archived April 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
22 Rape edit Rape ( tajvoz, zen be onf ) is punishable by death by hanging. Forced same-sex sexual activities (i.e., rape) often result in execution. 10 A few Persian love poems and texts from prominent medieval Persian poet Saadi Shirazi 's Bustan and Gulistan have also been interpreted as homoerotic poems.
In 2005, the Japanese government rejected an asylum plea from another Iranian gay man. Retrieved September 20, 2008. There is a significant amount of literature in Persian that contain explicit same-sex illustrations. 13 14 A depiction of a youth conversing with suitors from Jami 's Haft Awrang, in the story A Father Advises his Son About Love. "Gay Iran News Reports ". 37 In April 2017, 30 men were arrested in a raid in Isfahan Province, "charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol and using psychedelic drugs". A b c "Iran's aids-prevention Program Among World's Most Progressive". Physicians for Human Rights. . 1, in post-revolutionary Iran, any type of sexual activity outside a heterosexual marriage is forbidden.