- Posted October 11, 2013 by
NYC, New York
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Bullying awareness: Your story
Happy National Coming Out Day
I am the first Pakistani Gay man to come out and marry my lover of three years in NYC. It's taken me so long to do this but I cannot hear one more Gay Pakistani telling me that their family is pressuring them to get married and that they are going to go along with it. Why ruin not just your life but also of that poor girl, who is someone's daughter, a sister and above all a human being. The thought as such was once presented to me by my own Dad and it makes me sick to my stomach. I am lucky enough to have the support of my loving family and friends. I want to be a role model for all the closeted Pakistani Gays who cannot come out of closet because of their own fear of family or rejection. They go on to marry women and lead an unhappy Life. I cannot wait to start this platform and be the voice of hundreds and thousands of Gay Pakistanis. Happy National Coming Out Day!! And Thank You Derek Graber for making me the happiest man alive. You are My LOVE, My Life, My DREAM and My ROCK who gives me the courage to be able to follow my heart!!! Here is our engagement video. ENJOY!!!