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How to Discuss LGBT Issues: a Comprehensive Media Guide for Persian Language Journalists


Outright Team

Publish Date

May 9, 2013

After a year of research and study by a team of experts, in April 2013, Outright International (formerly the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) published a comprehensive media guide on sexual orientation and gender identity in Persian. The 72-page guide, titled "How to Discuss LGBT issues" is IGLHRC's first publication in Persian addressing the needs of Persian-speaking media professionals in reporting LGBT-related stories.

The guide, divided into 12 chapters, covers a range of topics, including Sexual Orientation Gender Identity specific terminology, understanding of gender and sexuality, Persian slogans commonly used in reference to the LGBT community, LGBT rights at the United Nations, understanding conversion therapy, history of LGBT movement, Iran's penal code and homosexuality, religion and homosexuality, and professional ethics of journalism and the sensationalism of LGBT stories.


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