Shermin / Iran
“I am a transgender,i fleD iran,beCause i didnt want to Do compulsory sex change,the goverment indirectly force transgenders to do it,by do not Issueing passpoRts for them,there are many forbbiden places for transgenders,like pools, whenever i wanted to enter the pOol,pool guards didnt let me to enter.unfourtunately the situation is Becoming woRse and worse,finally they set up these resterictions to force the lgbt people leave the country.
It was tough to leave behind my country,
Because I love it,but unfortunately I was forced to.
There wasn’t any safe place for me to live,rules were against my dignity,I didn’t want to do compulsory sex reassignment surgery,the thing that Islamic republic of iran is doing now.
As an transgender refugee; it’s still a bit tough to live in another muslim country like turkey,but the situation in turkey is a bit better than iran for lgbt community ,
I hope to be resettled in a third safe country soon.”