TEHRAN, IRAN - Gay Iranian youth drink and smoke marijuana during an illegal party inside a house in Tehran, Iran. Homosexuality is illegal in the Islamic Republic, punishable by lashing or death. In 2006, two gay teenagers were executed in a high profile hanging in the northeastern city of Mashad, which sparked international condemnation. When the photojournalist working on this story asked his subjects if revealing their identities would endanger them, he was told that they “were already at the mercy of the government, and it was better for the outside world to know who we are”.
A historic nuclear deal has caused much speculation about what changes it may bring to Iran. As revealed in these photos, how Iran appears on the surface is often in striking contrast to what happens at the boundaries of official sanction. See more from ‘Inside Iran.’ Photos by Getty Images Reportage.
So I have a homophobic mother and it really doesn’t help that I’m well…… Bisexual, If you guys could please reblog this and I’ll write all your urls in a notebook and show it to her I think it would help.
The kids out there who are afraid to come out, even if the same sex marriage was legalized. Reblog for the kids who have to sit silently as their parent(s) act homophobic. Reblog for the kids who gained the courage to come out today and were yelled at and most likely beaten. Please know you are not alone. Please know we love you so much for being you.