The page, entitled 'We Are Everywhere', features videos, audio
messages and images uploaded by the individuals, and encourages
others to come forward and share their personal
Their aim is to talk freely about their sexual orientation, in a
country that criminalises sexual minorities.
They keep their identities hidden for fear of repercussions from
the Iranian government, where homosexuality remains illegal.
One contributor is reported to have said: "Like this video, I
always have to hide a part of myself from others in my life."
As reported on DIVA's sister news site, PinkPaper.com, three men
were hung in Iran for acts of homosexuality last week. The trio
were killed by hanging for "unlawful acts and acts against Sharia"
based on "the articles 108 and 110 of the Iranian Islamic penal
code", which deal with gay sex.
Some Iranians speaking out on the page do so as refugees now
living in other countries, as they have fled the country for fear
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has previously stated in a
speech whilst visiting America: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals…
in Iran we do not have this phenomenon."