This write-up was posted previously in my own blog. This was actually my very first blog. However, it is technically my second post in this site. The previous was "Closet Case: An Experience of Coming Out of a Bangladeshi Girl" posted in Mukto-Mona last December.
Babu and Arif have been friends from childhood. They went to school together, played on the same cricket team and had no secrets – except one, but only until recently. While they were out having phuchkas at a street stand somewhere in Dhaka, Arif suddenly slipped into an awkward silence for a couple of seconds.
"Babu, shon, toke amarkichubolar ache… Listen, I want to tell you something…"
"What is it, dosto?"
"I haven't been fully honest with you… Remember when I told you that I really like that girl? That wasn't quite true. It's actually her brother I like. I am gay."