I’m from the Bahamas. It’s a Christian nation. Gayness is not permitted. They have standards and morals. It’s like an abomination, it’s not normal, it’s not right. You have to be very discrete with your lifestyle. Back in the Bahamas I had a good life, my own apartment, a good job. I heard that my friends were getting attacked but I didn’t really know what it meant. But then I got attacked, and getting attacked was what did it—what made me have to leave. On an island like that, when one person knows your business, everybody knows your business. Here, I can walk the streets. I can hold a female’s hand. Things I longed for for a long, long time. It’s like a dream I don’t want to wake up from. Peace of mind is peace of mind and if you don’t have that you have nothing.