My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Iran tries to cut off gays...

I'm not surprised, but I'd like to know more about which sites are still accesible.
Iran, according to a new report is "one of the world’s most substantial Internet censorship regimes."

The study, by the OpenNet Initiative - a university-based project sponsored by Harvard University, the University of Toronto and Cambridge University among others - says that Iran "has adopted this extensive filtering regime at a time of extraordinary growth in Internet usage among its citizens and a burst of growth in writing online in the Farsi language."

Of the sites tested by ONI, approximately 34 percent were blocked. A large number of those sites had gay and lesbian content including sites with news and HIV/AIDS information.

Testing showed that online content in the Farsi language is more likely to be blocked than is comparable content in the English language.