Male Homosexual Behavior In Iran

A recent study suggests that as many as 1 in 3 young Iranian men engage in homosexual acts with other men. It is difficult to get accurate numbers on behavior that is so stigmatized in a given society, but it is still intriguing to note that these behaviors are occurring in Iran, a society that vehemently discourages public displays of gay identities.

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Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.