Asal Abasian is an Iranian journalist and queer feminist who has been advocating for gender equality and LGBTQI+ rights for the past eight years. Asal started working as a journalist in 2007 and has worked for some of Iran's most famous media outlets such as Shargh, Chelcheragh and Andishe-pouya. After being the target of threats, Asal fled Iran to Turkey in 2021. There, Asal worked as a freelancer with various foreign-based Persian media outlets and Turkish media, such as BBC Persian, Radio Zamaneh, Iran International, Evrensel, and Kaos GL.
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