Half of sexual reassignment surgery performed in Iran are acts of desperation by gay people.
Iran is one of a handful of countries where homosexual acts are punishable by death.
Clerics do, however, accept the idea that a person may be trapped in a body of the wrong sex, so homosexuals can be pushed into having gender reassignment surgery – with many people fleeing the country to avoid it.
It is not official government policy to force gay men or women to undergo gender reassignment but the pressure – including from family – can be intense.
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Cenk Uygur was spot on about Ayatollah khomeini.It wasn’t a revelation. He simply decided to wipe gay people off the map in Iran. But that will fail as each generation is born some are just, born that way.