Underground Railroad II.

Arsham Parsi, the well-known Iranian gay activist, has announced the launch of the Iranian Queer Railroad (IRQR), a new organization designed specifically to help the growing number of LGBT Iranians forced to leave their country by the violently homophobic policies of the ayatollahs’ theocracy… Parsi said he and his organization are now in contact with 145 LGBT Iranian refugees currently in limbo and seeking permanent asylum… But, said Parsi, ‘there are many, many more queer refugees from Iran who haven’t yet been in contact with us and who also desperately need help.'” [GCN]