That's the first anniversary of the hangings of two teens in Iran for being gay. Michael Petrelis, the indefatigable gay activist, is organizing a vigil in San Francisco to mark the event. I'll be in Provincetown, and once I get there, I'll try and mark the occasion in some way as well. The Pet Shop Boys are dedicating their new album to the teens. It seems to me that this is an opportunity for the national gay groups and other organizations devoted to highlighting the abuse of human rights to remind people of the remaining evil of Islamist tyranny, and the daily toll it takes on so many, especially women and gay men. We must not forget these victims of theocratic terror. And we must look the evil in the eye.

(Photo: ISNA/Masshad.)