While the world got a good laugh at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's idiotic comment about gays and lesbians at Columbia University this week, he's apparently not willing to share the chuckles with his own people. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) took a look at the Iranian leader's official website and while it provides a "full transcript" of his speech and the resulting Q&A, they've noticed that it isn't quite complete. What's missing? The part where he talks about our community and gets laughed at.
I guess I understand why he'd want that part hidden away. Being scorned is never easy on the ego. Plus, it wouldn't do to have Persian gays and lesbians standing up and saying, "You're full of crap! I do exist!" (Or he could check our archives for our interview with an Iranian lesbian!) But, c'mon... Of course they "don't have any" gays or lesbians in Iran. After all, when they find out you're gay, they hang you. Problem solved. Would you be eager to come out?