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JoopeA Foundation Logo
FormationSeptember 2009; 12 years ago (2009-09)
Founded atIran
Registration no.KVK61656127
FocusLGBT Rights and Sexual Rights
  •  Netherlands
OriginsEnglish: JoopeA Foundation, Persian: بنیاد ژوپی‌آ‎, Dutch: Stichting JoopeA
Official language
English, Persian, Dutch
JoopeA organized the Iran Boat that won the Best Participant of Amsterdam Pride 2018
Iran in Amsterdam Pride 2017

The JoopeA or the JoopeA Foundation (Persian: بنیاد ژوپی‌آ‎, Dutch: Stichting JoopeA), is a non-profit organization established in Iran but it is registered in the Netherlands. Most of it's works focus on LGBTIQ Rights in Iran.


The JoopeA founded in 2009 in Iran. But it got known mostly because of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) pictures in Iran in 2012[1][2]. This is the reason why it is called a Social Network website with Persian pages[3] that is a trustworthy space for LGBT Rights activists.[4].

JoopeA is registered officially in the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands (Kamer van Koophandel) since 2014.[5]


While LGBTIQ people in the Middle East weren't successful in their fight against heavy internet censorship from 2012, JoopeA has become a domestic viable online space for LGBTIQ activists in Iran.[4]

Beside being a Social Network, JoopeA is involved in many LGBTIQ Rights activities such as the IranPride Day.[6][7] the Iran in Amsterdam Pride 2017[8][9] and organizing the Iran Boat (Dutch: Iraanse Boot, Persian: قایق ایران‎).[10][11] Iranian queers and human rights activists gathered together on the boat to march in the Amsterdam Canal Pride Parade 2018.[12] This boat has won the award of the Best Participant in Amsterdam Pride 2018 (Dutch: Publieksprijs).[13]

JoopeA has a library of Persian media on related topics to Sexual Rights that calls JNews (Persian: کارگاه خبر ژوپی‌آ‎).[14] It also publishes e-books such as Historiography of Homan group (Persian: تاریخ‌نگاری هومان‎)[15][16] and A Queer Satisfaction (Persian: لذت از نوع کوییر‎).[17]

See also[edit]

  • IranPride Day
  • LGBT rights in Iran
  • LGBT rights in the Netherlands
  • COC Nederland


  1. Cannin, Paul (18 May 2012). "Iranian LGBT Activists Protest in Tehran". care2. An album of photos of activists on public transport holding signs which say “No to homophobia and transphobia” in Persian, waving the rainbow flag from the mountains overlooking Tehran and releasing balloons in rainbow colors has been uploaded to JoopeA News, an “online comunity aim to free world and human rights.”
  2. "LGBT Activists Gather For Rare Show Of Public Pride In Iran". Huffington Post. 6 August 2012. Photos from the rally, which Esfandiari called “rare, if not unprecedented,” were posted on the public social media site JoopeA last month.
  3. Fisher, Max (22 May 2012). "Photos of a Clandestine Gay Rights Rally in Tehran". The Atlantic. the young activists photographed the subversive displays, posting the photos to public social media site Joopea, which has a number of Farsi pages
  4. 4.0 4.1 Figueredo, Michael Anthony (3 March 2015). An Examination of Factors that Catalyze LGBTQ Movements in Middle Eastern and North African Authoritarian Regimes (PDF). Portland State University. pp. 108, 21. For those unable to bypass government censorship, domestic social networking websites such as Joopea are viable alternatives for LGBTQ activists. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. "Bedrijfsinformatie JoopeA". Kamer van Koophandel (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 August 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. "روز افتخار اقلیت های جنسی در ایران" (in Persian). Akhbare-rooz. 27 July 2017. بنیاد ژوپی‌آ به مناسبت فرارسیدن هشتمین سال بزرگداشت روز افتخار رنگین‌کمانی‌های ایران، در نخستین جمعه‌ی امرداد ۱۳۹۶، از سازمان‌های بین‌المللی حقوق بشر خواسته‌است تا حمایت آشکار خود را از حقوق اقلیت‌های جنسی و جنسیتی (همجنسگرایان، دوجنسگرایان، تراجنسی‌ها، تراجنسیتی‌ها و سایران) به‌وسیله‌ی امضای بیانیه‌ی زیر اعلام کنند.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. Iran's LGBTQ community will celebrate at home, abroad - 76 Crimes
  8. "مراسم اختتامیه‌ رسمی ایران‌پراید ۲۰۱۷ برگزار شد" (in Persian). Radio Zamaneh. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2018. به میزبانی بنیاد ژوپی‌آ در آمستردام و با شرکت شماری از فعالان حقوق بشر ایرانی و بین‌المللی، مسوولان حوزه‌ی اقلیت‌های جنسی و حقوق بشر در هلند، روزنامه‌نگاران و حامیان قایق ایران در رژه‌ی افتخار قایق‌ها در آمستردام به‌طور رسمی فعالیت کمپین ایران‌پراید ۲۰۱۷ خاتمه یافتCS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  9. "Honderdduizenden toeschouwers bij Canal Parade: 'De sfeer is fantastisch'" (in Dutch). Aug 5, 2017. Zo vaart voor het eerst een boot mee van het in Amsterdam gevestigde Iraanse JoopeA FoundationCS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  10. "Iraanse boot". Amsterdam Pride.
  11. "Canal Parade in Amsterdam, met Iraanse boot en vrouwentoiletten" (in Dutch). NOS. Veel aandacht ging dit jaar ook uit naar de 'Iran'-boot, een initiatief van Iraniërs in Nederland.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  12. "دگرباشان ایران جایزه رژه افتخار آمستردام را بردند" (in Persian). BBC Persian. BBC. Retrieved 28 August 2018. قایق ایرانی ها نه تنها در این رژه افتخار حضور داشته، که برنده جایزه بهترین قایق هم شده است.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  13. "Prijswinnaars Canal Parade bekend, Iraanse boot wint publieksprijs" (in Dutch). AT5. Retrieved 28 August 2018. De Iraanse boot heeft de publieksprijs van de Canal Parade gewonnen.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  14. "فعالیت دوباره‌ی گروه خبری ژوپی‌آ". IRQO (in Persian). 24 November 2015. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2018. گروه خبری ژوپی‌آ رسانه‌ی خبری آن‌لاین با هدف آگاهی‌رسانی در زمینه‌ی حقوق جنسی در ایران و خاورمیانه است.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  15. Elham Malekpoor Arashlu. تاریخ‌نگاری گروه هومان (PDF) (in Persian). کارگاه خبر ژوپی‌آ. ISBN 978-94-92955-07-4.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  16. "تاریخ‌نگاری گروه هومان". Het Literatuurplein (in Dutch).CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  17. لذت از نوع کوییر (PDF) (in Persian). کارگاه خبر ژوپی‌آ. ISBN 978-94-92955-06-7.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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