‘Until the age of 14, I used to think it was just my manner. But when I was 14 years old, I had a crush on a girl classmate. Then on another girl. After that I clearly understood that this is my nature. I have never felt anything towards boys. When I think of it, it feels like something unnatural for me.
‘Sometimes girls mistook me for a boy and gave me their number, then they were shocked when they found out that technically I wasn't one. When I have the chance, I prefer not to tell.
‘Maybe I will move out of this country in the future. But on the other hand, I want to stay here and show everyone that such things do happen sometimes. Many people go somewhere else and change themselves, but I have changed myself staying here. However, I don't want to be too visible.
‘I have a girl whom I have loved for seven years and want to start a family with. She knows everything and accepts me as I am, but I don't want her to have problems because of me.
‘I would advise young people who were born like me to choose the path that makes them happy, not to listen to other people's words, not to be afraid of gossip, to pursue their happiness.’