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To avoid the army, gay Iranians must carry ‘gay’ ID cards

Gay and trans Iranians must make an excruciating choice on reaching age 18 — join the army, where they encounter intense homophobia and sometimes rape, or submit to an intense invasion of their privacy in order to qualify for an exemption from military service on the grounds of being gay or transgender. If they qualify, … Continue reading