Be Like Others: Sex Reassignment Surgery in Iran Event
Be Like Others: Sex Reassignment Surgery in Iran Event
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, homosexuality is criminalized and punishable, in some cases, by death.  Sex reassignment surgery, however, is legal, and Iran performs the second most sex reassignment surgeries of any country in the world.  The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office cordially invites you to a film screening and panel discussion about this important topic:     Be Like Others: Sex Reassignment Surgery in Iran Thursday, August 22, 2013, 12:30-2:45pm 10th floor, United Nations Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York Program:
  • Screening of the award-winning documentary Be Like Others: 12:30pm
  • Panel Discussion: 1:45pm
RSVP: unintern [at] uua [dot] org Free and open to all! Bring your own lunch, ice cold water will be provided.                         About Be Like Others: Be Like Others, a 2008 documentary by Iranian-American director Tanaz Eshaghian, tells the stories of patients at a Tehran sex reassignment clinic.  The film focuses on two Iranians who want to have male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, and illuminates the complexities and challenges they face, from family acceptance to legal processes to post-surgery life.  The film is personally and intellectually compelling, presenting moving individual stories while simultaneously interrogating issues of sexuality and gender identity in Iran. Watch the trailer for Be Like Others here!   Panelists: Hossein Alizadeh—International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Mitra Rastegar- Ph. D, Professor at NYU   Cosponsors: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

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