Iran Is THE MOST Dangerous Country For Gay Travelers
I love how so many straight people who consider themselves supporters talk about how wonderful places like Iran are. These are the straight white people who claim to be for equality but fail to realize their own sense of privilege…and how that privilege does not extend to marginalized groups with regard to travel.
With that said, gay people do not always have the same privileges straight people have when they are traveling. And we are always highly aware and cautious about our surroundings when we travel. Even when traveling here in the US.
Here’s why I don’t think Iran is such a wonderful country or culture.
The finance website Insider Monkey listed the Islamic Republic of Iran as the most dangerous country for gay travelers following the regime’s execution of a man last year based on an anti-gay law.
And this is shocking.
…Iran’s clerical regime has executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since the country’s Islamic revolution in 1979.
I know we’re always taught to tolerate and respect other cultures, but that doesn’t always count whey you’re gay.
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