I know there must be quite a few blogs like this on the web, but I've never come across one by a Bangladeshi, so I thought I'd write one myself.
A little bit of background on me.
I'm a bisexual Bangladeshi guy, 21 years old, Muslim, currently living and studying in England. I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but my family moved abroad in the early 90's when I was still very young. Since then, it's been a lot of back and forth between various countries around the world, with a few years spent in Bangladesh here and there.
As such, I'm aware that my life is not at all representative of the average Bangladeshi's. I last left Bangladesh about 4 years ago, and I've always been closeted when I was there. I couldn't tell you anything about the LGBT community in Bangladesh except for what I've found online. However, over the past few months I've been dealing with coming out to Bangladeshis, Muslims, and other people whom I once thought might respond badly to my sexuality. I'm writing with the hope that someone out there who's circumstances intersect with mine will find my personal journey vaguely useful. I know when I was younger and really, really closeted, and frankly, really, really alone, a personal account like this would have been comforting to read.
While I'm aiming to write about mostly my personal experiences, my posts might be peppered with my opinions on various LGBT issues now and again. I'm also keen on making this blog bilingual, but my written Bangla honestly isn't great. I'll try and do the same post in Bangla and English, but I doubt posts will be the same word for word.
And finally, I'm keeping myself and anyone I talk about anonymous for now. Details of dates, places and people will be vague.