17 September 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Facing Mirrors

Sometimes you have to be forced to leave your homeland in order to appreciate it more. I went to see Facing Mirrors, playing at National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium as part of the All Roads Film Festival. It’s one of the better films I have seen in the past few years, and certainly among the best […]

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17 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

5 Actions You Can Take To Halt the Deportation of Bita Ghaedi

Really quick – An asylum seeker in the United Kingdom, Bita Ghaedi conducted a hunger strike for up to a month because she was terrified of being tortured and killed if she is forced to return to Iran. Guess what? She is being forced to go back now by the British government this coming Tuesday! […]

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14 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Being 'illegal' gay and from Iran with no hope of political asylum?

here is a link to some questions i had asked one of my close DREAMer friends, who is also gay and hails from Iran. his answers were quite insightful, and i hope to have some more people participate in these short bio projects. something that comes through in his answers is how the issues of […]

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13 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Gay Iranian Seeks Asylum

< ![CDATA[ I was livid when I heard that Mehdi Kazemi, a gay teenager from Iran was being denied political asylum in the UK and then by a Dutch Court even after he could prove substantial risk to his life.   "I wish to inform secretary of state that I did not come to the […]

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