Gay men are marrying women in central Asia to hide their sexuality, according to a new report for HomoLAB.
A 23-year-old gay man from Uzbekistan, who wished to remain anonymous, has spoken out about gay life in the capital Tashkent where being gay is illegal.
He says he is openly gay, has gay friends and goes to gay clubs.
‘My mom probably knows because most times she has seen huge muscle guys on my desktop. She asks and I say, “I want to be the same as them”.