There is much evidence that the principles of Zoroastrianism lay the core foundation to the first Declaration of Human Rights in the Persian Empire set by Cyrus the Great since the rulers of Persia were Zoroastrians and relatively liberal and progressive.It is essential for Women to know and understand their glorious history of the past, because without it, they will not be able to plant their place in the future.The significant role of women in Ancient Persia both horrified and fascinated the ancient Greek and Roman male-dominated societies.

We must build relationships that are unimpeded by gender-based distinctions and discrimination.

Saeed was 20 years old when he sat his father down and told him he was gay.

These people — men like Saeed — are the lucky ones.

"Ninety-five percent of gays in Iran will never come out," Saeed says over pasta at one of northern Tehran's coffee shops, where the atmosphere is relatively permissive.

This sections contains a summarized historical timeline: A journey through time: 7000 B. Throughout the millenniums of invasions and conquests, Persians have been tough enough to live through it and repel the invaders.

Even during Middle Ages Persia produced the best scholars in the world in all fields of science.

This section is dedicated to some of the most powerful women of Persia that never received the historical recognition they deserve due to passage of time and accidents of history.

Women in Persia were very honored and revered, they often held very important & influential positions in the Courthouse, Ministries, Military, State and Treasury Department, and other official administrations.

| (/SUNE ENGEL RASMUSSEN) "The number one threat to gays and lesbians in Iran is the family," agrees Hossein Alizadeh of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), and himself an Iranian.