Arsham Parsi and the IRQR

Yesterday we tweeted an article published online by the Washington Blade called "Iran a Paradox for LGBT's" written by Michael K. Lavers. Arsham Parsi, the subject of the article, is an Iranian LGBT activist who founded the organization the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees. Parsi's experiences as an LGBT refugee from Iran who escaped to Turkey and then applied for asylum is similar to the experiences of many of the subjects in our film.  


We were excited when we saw it because Rick has been in touch with Parsi since he first began his research in Turkey for Golf Alpha Yankee years ago! It's great to see other people working to expose the issues that LGBT refugees from Iran face while seeking asylum in the US and Canada.