Help a young Gay Iranian Man leave his country

Organized by: Sonia P

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EVENT DATE Apr 13, 2015

THE STORY:

Ali* is a talented, resilient and intelligent 25 year old man. 

He's also a gentle gay man in Iran who will no doubt be subjected to perfectly legal physical and verbal abuse and probably forced into a government-subsidized sex change operation if we don’t help him escape. 

As he approaches the end of his studies he has two choices:
1-remain a man, enter the military service and live in terror of being arrested and even killed if he is found out or
2-accept the sex change operation.

According to a prominent immigration lawyer we contacted : “The young man is in a very complex and dangerous situation.”We have come together as a circle of friends during this very small window of opportunity to help him escape. We may only have a few months.

With your help we can raise enough money to get him out of the country and into a safe country where he can apply for LGBT asylum through the UN. Our goal is to reach $5000 USD. Thanks to this Web site all of your donations will go directly to him.

For more information look at this article: https://news.vice.com/article/transgender-iranian-refugees-are-struggling-to-outrun-prostitution-and-violence

Or watch this video: http://www.advocate.com/world/2015/04/11/hbos-vice-uncovers-gay-iranians-forced-surgically-change-gender

Or read more on this Web site: http://english.irqr.net/


* We have changed his name and remained vague about his identity as a matter of grave protection.

Thank you in advance for all of your donations and support.

$1,205

 

24% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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  • Sonia P

    $100

  • Margareta

    $100

  • Shanon Sitkin

    $50

  • Christy Hubbard

    $100

  • Keri Kirby

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Pete Teaff

    $50

  • Ish

    $50

  • Bernie Carter

    $100

  • Shehry R

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Indigo Girl

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mehdi

    $100

  • Nasim

    $100

  • Elham

    $100

  • Marcia A

    $30

  • GG

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

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Organized by

Sonia P

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Glad to help out! 4 years ago

GG

GG

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Marcia A

Marcia A

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Elham

Elham

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nasim

Nasim

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mehdi

Mehdi

DONATION: $100

I think it is wounderful what you are doing Sonia. I applaud everyone who is kind enough to donate. I am disappointed that Iranians are not as generous as our non Iranian brothers and sisters towards an Iranian in need. Good luck. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Indigo Girl

Indigo Girl

I wish the freedom for all :) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Thank you for such a great gesture. I wish him all the best. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

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