It takes a nation to protect the nation
Iran offers gay people 2 options: death or sex-change surgery.
This is how the "liberal left" will accommodate muslim hatred of gays. The liberal left will advocate that gays undergo sex-change surgery. Any gays who refuse/object will be labelled as being "transphobic".
Back in the 1980s, the feminist response to sex-change surgery was to oppose it. Feminists argued that no-one could really change sex, it was a physical and biological impossibility. At a chromosomal level, you are the sex you were born. Adjusting the physical manifestation to make a man look like a woman was no more than a form of surgically-facilitated drag act. This is the position I found most logical back in the 1980s, and it is the position to which I still subscribe. Meanwhile, the vast majority of feminists have abandoned this position - just like they have abandoned the girls who are forced to have FGM or who are forced to have sex with old muslim men whilst still at school (muslim or non-muslim schoolgirls i.e. the grooming gang victims).
Yes, few people seem to know that the sex change op is free in Iran, because they can't believe that being Gay is anything other than a medical disease.