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While people can legally change their assigned sex, sexual activity between members of the same sex is illegal and can be punishable by up to death. LGBT rights in Iran have come in conflict with the penal code since the s. Same-sex sexual activities are punishable by imprisonment,  corporal punishment , or execution. The government of Iran is considered to be one of the most discriminatory towards homosexuals in the world. Transgender identity is recognized through a sex reassignment surgery. Sex reassignment surgeries are partially financially supported by the state.
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Being harmed because of who we are is a huge issue. The police threatened the two men with violence to try to extract confessions, and doctors conducted forced anal examinations with the purported aim of proving whether the men had engaged in homosexual conduct. At the time of writing, the case against them was ongoing.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in Germany have evolved significantly over the course of the last decades. During the s and early s, lesbian and gay people in Berlin were generally tolerated by society and many bars and clubs specifically pertaining to gay men were opened. The Nazi extensions were repealed in and same-sex sexual activity between men was decriminalized in both East and West Germany in and , respectively.