It's about civil society.
I think it's important to understand how exactly we are able to help individuals who request our help and who need a pathway to safety. We have to do three things. We have to be able to verify the case through any means necessary. We have an army of volunteers around the world who help us do that, but an important piece of it is to connect the individual with an organization of some sort that can give immediate support.
We're usually talking about individuals who are facing immediate persecution of some sort, and they're facing an immediate threat. Arsham laid it out very clearly. There is a limited number of mechanisms. Sometimes Facebook and social media are key drivers. WhatsApp is a means of communication; sometimes they'll find my own personal information and I get requests. The linkage to civil society is crucial.
I think it's important to know that the crackdown on civil society in Iran is not just limited to LGBTQI-2 spirit organizations. We would be happy to work with any human rights organization that is able to assist these individuals, but if the civil society there does not, or even if the human rights organizations do not accept LGBTQI2-S individuals in that space, then it's impossible to get the individual the support they need to ultimately leave the country.
Those are the unique challenges that these Iranians face.