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Fereydoun Farrokhzad

(1938-1992)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Fereydoun Farrokhzad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
1. Fereydoun Farrokhzad Marker
Inscription.  Muslim entertainer and martyred political activist who fought to have a free and open society for Iran, his homeland, and for people everywhere

فریدون فرخزاد

 
Erected 2017 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.788′ N, 122° 26.088′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Castro Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2390 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barbara Jordan (a few steps from this marker); Sally Ride (a few steps from this marker); AIDS Memorial Quilt (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiyoshi Kuromiya (within shouting distance of this marker); Rikki Streicher (within shouting distance of this marker); José Sarria

Fereydoun Farrokhzad Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
2. Fereydoun Farrokhzad Marker - wide view
(within shouting distance of this marker); Glenn Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); We'wha (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Fereydoun Farrokhzad (Wikipedia). "Fereydoun Farrokhzad (Persian: فریدون فرخزاد‎) (October 7, 1938 – August 7, 1992) was an Iranian singer, actor, poet, TV and radio host, writer, and iconic opposition political figure. He is best known for his successful variety TV show "Mikhak-e Noghrei" (The Silver Carnation). He was the brother of the acclaimed Persian poets Forough Farrokhzad and Pooran Farrokhzad....He was forced into exile after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and after relocating to Germany was the victim of an unsolved murder. The murder is widely believed to be the work of the Islamic Republic government of Iran...to this day, Farrokhzad remains a significant Iranian cultural icon whose popular music and television programs continue to be circulated through various media platforms. His murder—a political assassination of a celebrity activist entertainer—is a well known and oft-cited event amongst Iranians. Farrokhzad is also remembered for being one of the very few homosexual public figures of his time." (Submitted on July 18, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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