Gay Iranian couple finds sanctuary in Canada - Macleans.ca

Gay Iranian couple finds sanctuary in Canada

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In August I wrote about Canadian Milad Mahdavi, originally from Iran, and his partner, Edison Khorshid, also from Iran, who was then a refugee claimant in Brazil. Mahdavi had flown to São Paulo to be with Khorshid and attempt to secure his passage to Canada.

Shortly after the article was published, Khorshid was invited to the Canadian Embassy for two interviews. He received a visa and is now in Canada with permanent residence status. Mahdavi says he’s happy here.