I started writing articles and became a journalist in a Muslim country where I wrote mainly about controversial topics, unusual lives, and especially LGBT issues. In 1999, a publisher offered to publish my stories. The publishing house chose a picture of two boys kissing as a cover of my book. It was something inconceivable for a book with such cover to be sold in Turkey. The publisher was then interrogated by the police several times. This was the beginning of my ‘journey’.