Nonetheless, I was between two paths: either I had to kill myself because I was a gay man living in a patriarchal society, or I had to stand up for my myself. Actually not only for my myself, but also to raise the voice for all of them that suffer in silence just as I did for many years. I chose the second path, because I wanted to fight for my rights, to fight for who I am and to be the change that I want to see in the future.
Afterwards, I met someone in 2007. Together, we started a relationship. One day he told me that he had met a lesbian
girl, who had invited him to join an activity on raising awareness for the World HIV/AIDS day. The girl planned to go there after midnight and stick posters in many public spaces in Tirana.
At first I did not accept because I was afraid. However, I decided to go together with my boyfriend and 7 other people to this guerila action. Most of us were LGBT+ individuals and we sensed the big joy of finding others that come from the same community as you. For this reason we stayed together until 6 o'clock in the morning. After that action, my activism for LGBT+ issue started.