We have never been to Iran and in all honesty know very little about it. Speaking to friends, they would say the same.
Iran is ruled under Sharia Law which to say the least is very anti LGBT and as a gay couple, this often deters us from visiting a country like Iran. Safety comes first after all.
As such, we were very intrigued when speaking with one of our followers on Instagram, Pouya and his boyfriend Sobhan, who are a gay couple living in Iran.
With such little information out there about the day to day life of a gay Iranian we wanted to ask some questions to learn more about gay Iran, give these guys a platform and share their responses with you.
If anything, perhaps someone reading this from Iran or a similar country may take comfort in this interview and know they have people in their country that support them!
Anyway, over to Sobhan and Pouya to learn about being gay in Iran:
Hi guys, thank you so much for speaking with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers!
Pouya: Hi Sion, Ben and everyone reading this!
We are so glad to know you both and wish to see you one day here in Iran or somewhere else.
My name is Pouya, I am 30 years old and M.S. at Energy Engineering. I am working at an energy management company and still live at my parent’s home.
Me and Sobhan have been in a relationship for 1.5 years and we are planning to live together soon.