Iran GlobalPost CorrespondentApril 19, 2010 06:52Updated May 30, 2010 13:28
“I am an Iranian lesbian.”
It seems an introduction designed to shock anyone who knows anything about official Iranian attitudes to such admissions.
After all, it was the country's own president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who in 2007 confidently stated during an address at New York's Columbia University that Iran did not have any gays.
But Kiana Firouz, a 27-year-old writer, actress and gay rights activists, is not only real — she's out, and proud, having adopted London as her hometown almost two years ago.