I dreamed of a country that respects its citizens' differences, but the dream dissipated. The life I was looking for became distorted.
Atrocities against LGBT people have increased during the ten years of bloody conflict in Syria.
'I had heard about HIV and AIDS, but I never thought it would come to me. I had no idea how it was transmitted.'
I could never tell my children why I was leaving Afghanistan.
Despite its secular laws, Erdogan's Islamist government has fueled extremism in Turkey.
This isn't the first time the Iranian regime has refused to broadcast English soccer over LGBT issues.
Before his murder, Monfared planned to fly to Turkey to join his boyfriend.
The Biden administration continues to ignore Iran's widespread human rights violations.
I went home unaware that this was the last night I would see Nabi and the last night Afghanistan would be free.
'From the moment I open my eyes to the night, I am scared. Fear that no one knows about.'