Wednesday, March 02, 2016


Bold Graphic Novel Highlights
the Struggle of Gay Love in Iran


Yousef and Farhad: Being Gay in Iran



In a partnership with the LGBT human rights organization OutRight Action International, artists Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib created a graphic novel series titled “Yousef and Farhad” in order to offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be gay in Iran.
The story follows the lives of Yousef and Farhad, two gay men who are in love with each other in a society where homosexuality is criminalized. The graphic novel covers themes of coming out, rejection, harassment, violence, and other challenges that face LGBT members.
OutRight Action International's mission is to advance human rights for everyone, everywhere to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.


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