Bradley Secker captures the journey to find Mr. Gay Syria, who will go on to represent the country in Mr. Gay World in Malta in early 2016. Many gay Syrians in exile are asserting their rights and identities as they stay in Istanbul and abroad, but difficulties remain.
Kate Bubacz is a Senior Photo Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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