The State party should also take all necessary legislative, administrative and other measures to eliminate and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, including with respect to access to employment, housing, education and health care, and to ensure that individuals of different sexual orientation or gender identity are protected from violence and social exclusion within the community.
Iran is a signatory of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966 and entered into force in 1976.
"The Committee is concerned that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community face harassment, persecution, cruel punishment and even the death penalty.
It is also concerned that these persons face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation, including with respect to access to employment, housing, education and health care, as well as social exclusion within the community," said the report of the committee's 103d session, held October 17 to November 4.
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"It is inconceivable to force someone to go to a country where his kind are condemned for who they are," read the petition on the site
‘If I would have been identified as gay by the Iranian police or government I would have been killed.’ In Iran, gay sexual activity is illegal and those found guilty face imprisonment and/or being lashed.Iran signed it in 1968 and ratified the covenant in 1975.The Human Rights Committee is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the treaty by signatory states.While the petition may have garnered thousands of signatures of support, a gay Air France steward, who is the head of the airline's LGBT union, has told The Local the idea of not working on flights to Iran is ridiculous.Sébastien Gidon, president of the union Personn'Ailes, said gay stewards should be expected to fly to Tehran, even though the country has the death penalty for homosexuals caught in the act.“We cannot create lists of personnel that includes information on their sexual orientation,” he told The Local.“It is not the same issue as for the female staff, who don't want to fly because they don't want to wear the veil,” said Gidon.The report continued, The State party should repeal or amend all legislation which provides for or could result in the discrimination, prosecution and punishment of people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.It should ensure that anyone held solely on account of freely and mutually agreed sexual activities or sexual orientation should be released immediately and unconditionally. I'm a Filipino and currently working here in Dubai, UAE..I'm 28 years old and I am looking for an Iranian boy for a serious relationship..