This piece about gays in Iran is a tough read, but worthwhile. The more we can bring a spotlight to the persecution of LGBTs internationally, the more difficult it becomes for regimes to pursue murderous policies. As the author points out, the silence of the international community means death in Iran:

There is a good reason that Iran’s theocratic dictatorship denies the existence of gays inside the country. An honest acknowledgment of reality would force the authorities to acknowledge that Iranian gays are regularly marginalized, harassed, tortured, and executed.