Emotional Attachments and Secular Imaginings: Western LGBTQ Activism on Iran

  title={Emotional Attachments and Secular Imaginings: Western LGBTQ Activism on Iran},
  author={Mitra Rastegar},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={1 - 29}
  • M. Rastegar
  • Published 3 January 2012
  • Psychology
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Through an analysis of Western lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activist responses to the executions of two youths in Iran in 2005, this article considers why an interpretation of the executions as a case of antigay persecution became predominant despite reasons for doubt. I argue that this interpretation gained power because of how it resonated emotionally with the activists' liberal, secular imagination. A story of homophobic persecution cast these victims as exemplars… 

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