Iranian Queers March in Toronto Pride Parade for Those Who Can Not in Iran

A group of Iranian queers in Toronto decided to march in Toronto Pride Parade 2012 (Today, July 1st), to show their existence and promote Iranian Queer Human Rights Cause.

Last year, IRQR officially registered the first Iranian contingent at Pride Parade 2011 and won the Best Entry Award of ‘Dream Big’ Theme by Pride Toronto Committee. That award was the first ever award to an Iranian queer group worldwide for participating at Pride Parade.

This year, Iranian queers decided to take another step and march on behalf of those who are still in Iran and are not able to speak out. They do not carry any logo or organization/groups name but IRAN.

Arsham Parsi
Executive Director
Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees Inc. (IRQR)

Source – IRQR