Saghi Ghahreman

Iranian Queer Organization

Saghi Ghahreman is the president of the Iranian Queer Organization - a non-profit organisation that defends the human and civil rights of Iranian LGBT individuals living in Iran or among the diaspora. A published poet, Saghi is the first openly lesbian Iranian who has written extensively on the controversial issue of homosexuality and gender fluidity against the oppressive norms of Iranian culture. An interview with her published in 2007 in an Iranian daily, Sharq, forced a two-year suspension of the popular reformist paper. Saghi fled Iran in 1984 to Canada with her young son and husband, whom she divorced five years after.

Articles by Saghi Ghahreman