July 8, 2014 – By Gay Asia News – An Iranian poet and writer harassed, blacklisted and arrested for being gay has been forced into exile by the Islamic regime in Iran for alluding to same sex relations in his work.
Payam Feili, 29, who was recently incarcerated for 44 days has managed to flee to neighboring Turkey where he has been living since June 13.
In a country where same sex relations is punishable by flogging and execution in Iran, Feili an openly gay author, made no attempt to hide the sexual undertones in his writing.
Feili has just completed a novel I Will Grow, I Will Bear Fruit…Figs. Chapter one begins: “I am twenty one. I am a homosexual. I like the afternoon sun.” It is a tale narrated by a gay boy. The book has found a German publishing house.