Gay Muslim single dad: 'It's time we challenge stereotypes'

Photo by:  Maivon Wahid

Photo by: Maivon Wahid

It’s hard to be yourself when there’s a part of who you are that others can’t accept.

Like being gay in the army, being Muslim in a Christian country, or being a single parent in a traditional community. But imagine what it’s like being all three and being rejected for them all.

I’m Max and this is my story.

Being gay and Muslim are two separate and harmonious aspects of my life, in my personal view. I represent a very small group here in Fiji and, to some extent, the wider Pacific.

I feel pressure on how I am supposed to behave and how I am perceived . . .

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