In brief, IranPride is a facilitator & promoter of queers of Iran participation to join the Pride Parades around the world and hopefully one day in Iran.
The Iranian government has a long and devastating history of violating LGBTIQ Rights. We (Iranian queers) have been imprisoned, tortured and in many cases executed. At the same time, social acceptance of LGBTIQ remains low in Iran in comparison with other target groups of the Iranian regime: many Iranian queers cannot come out to their families due to religious beliefs and societal norms. And those who do face anger, isolation, rejections and sometimes violence. This situation in Iran has resulted in many LGBTIQs fleeing to Western countries.
Pride Parades that has started around 50yrs ago as riots against the discrimination, is one of the best events that call the queers of Iran out of the closet to fight for their rights… to make our Dream come true!
The name of IranPride comes from the longer phrase “Queers of Iran in LGBTIQ Pride Parades” is an initiative of JoopeA Foundation. JoopeA is a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. This network of activists are fighting to expand the Human Rights. Please visit this link if you like to read more about JoopeA.
IranPride main objective is to increase the social integration & participation of LGBTIQ people who are from Iran or Persian-speaking communities regardless of region of residence, ethnicity, religion, language, political view, etc. But to achieve such objective, the first step is to increase the visibility of LGBTIQ people in Persian-speaking communities.
The short-term objective is to empower Iranian queers, grow the self-steam, decrease the self-shame & facilitate the social engagement. The IranPride join forces with local organizations to mobilize Persian-speaking queers to join the Pride Parades around the world & be proud of who they are. We hope to see queers of Iran in each & every Pride Parades around the world.
The brand “IranPride®” is created by JoopeA™ Foundation in 2016 & registered in 2018 to be used as an alias for “Iran/Iranians Queer/LGBTIQ Pride Parade” & “Iran/Iranian Queer/LGBTIQ Pride Day“.
All rights of the IranPride brand is reserved & under a Copyright(©) license by JoopeA to protect it as a usable, accessible, open & free term/brand for everybody at all times. The brand can’t be owned or being copyrighted by any entity, individual or product. JoopeA guarantees the brand to stay open & free (equal to a Creative Commons Attributes v.4 International license).
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