*The image from a 2005 hanging of two gay teenagers in Mashhad, Iran.
One of my favorite things is when one of my favorite porn blogs gets serious and posts something about politics. It’s grounding and comforting knowing that in the middle of a scroll ‘n jerk, one can make a difference. My slick suit loving, porn-art showing, Titan media covering Roids and Rants (NSFW) did just that and had this to say about the most recent tragic treatment of queer youth in Iran:
On January 23rd, 2008, Hamzeh Chavi and Loghman Hamzehpour, two homosexual young men of 18 and 19, were arrested in Sardasht, in Iranian Azerbaijan. The authorities use physical and psychological torture to obtain confessions from people who fall into their hands, and the two young men admitted to being in love and having a relationship. Their confession was enough for the Islamic court to commit them to trial with two very serious charges: Mohareb, the crime of those who are “enemies of Allah” and Lavat, sodomy. Iranian criminal law prescribes hanging for homosexuals, who are considered “enemies of Allah”.
You can sign a petition for the lives of Hamzeh and Loghman to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the site of EveryOne organization.
Please sign the petition. –Stinky Pinky