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Sepas Award Recipients Announced (Sep 24, 12)

 

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(Toronto, Canada) Today, on the 10th anniversary of the Iranian Queer Voice Celebration Week, the Sepas Group is honoured to announce the 2012 award recipients in recognition and appreciation of their contribution to the Iranian queer community/cause.

The nominees in Performing Art category were Iman Shakib: for his animation, White Paper (Kaghaz-e Sefid), on diversity and queer cause. Mohammad Khordadian: for being the first Iranian gay performer and came out publicly on TV. Shahin Najafi: for Bad-Az-To music video and Saye Sky: for her lyrics and music videos on homosexuality.

The Sepas Award is presented to Mr. Shahin Najafi for his Bad-Az-To music video that is the first ever song on diversity and sexual intimacy among Iranian society and breaking a big taboo by including the homosexual sense at the clip.

 

The nominees in Activism category were Susan Taslimi: for her public support of Iranian queer human rights as an Iranian actress. Shohre Solati: for her public support of Iranian queers as the first Iranian vocalist at the International Day Against Homophobia Day.

The Sepas Award is presented to Ms. Susan Taslimi for her long time support for queer human rights cause and her public speech as the first Iranian actress and celebrity ally at the International Day Against Homophobia Day.

 

The nominees in Media category were Susan Taslimi: for directing the Iranian Voices projects that mostly covered the Iranian queer human rights. Ali Hamedani: for his media coverage on queer issues. Kambiz Hosseini: for his public support of Iranian queer cause at the International Day Against Homophobia and his courage to regret that he was a homophobic person and he is not anymore.

The Sepas Award is presented to Mr. Kambiz Hosseini for his support for Iranian queer human rights cause and all his media coverage as a Voice Of America journalist.

 

The nominees in Writing category were Farkhondeh Aghaei: the author of Jensiyat-e Gomshode and Saeideh Saadat the author of Iranische Lesben in Deutschland und Europa that covered the difficulties and situations of Iranian female homosexuals.

The Sepas Award is presented to Ms. Farkhondeh Aghaei for her novel that is a story of an Iranian transsexual and all her dilemmas. 

 

The nominees in International category were Riksteatern based in Stockholm, Sweden for Iranian Voices Project, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) for Iranian Voices Project and KAOS GL based in Ankara for supporting Iranian queer refugees in Turkey and providing social services.

The Sepas Award is presented to Riksteatern and SIDA for producing the Iranian Voices Project and sponsoring several conferences on Iranian queer human rights especially queer issues.

 

The members of Sepas Group board of directors congratulate all award recipients and nominees for what they have done and encourage them to get involved in the cause more than before for a brighter tomorrow.  

 

 

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