Adnan met 3 years ago, when they were both on a business trip in Russia.
They are both working in Sales, and they are both gay. And, they are in
Gonza is a very good friend of ours. He went on a "boring" business trip 3 years ago. He was like totally sick of the thought of spending 2 weeks in Russia. But instead of sufferring, he met Adnan, and fall in love.
Adnan originally lives in Turkey, Gonza lives in Spain. Adnan is 30, Gonza is 32 years old.
In the past 3 years, they only managed to meet each other 7 times, only for a couple of days, and once for a two week long holiday.
They are both suffering from being that faar away from each other, but they don't want to give up: they are still in love, and still fighting.
They are speaking every day, Gonza is like his cellphone is taped to his hand :) They are always chatting on Facebook, calling each other on viber, and videochatting on skype. Its hard, but its beautiful.
To tell the truth, it was hard for us to understand this at the beggining. It was hard to understand, how can be Gonza in love after meeting a guy once in his life, and how can he be so damn sure about this relationship.
Thank God, we were totally wrong. Adnan is a very good, warm-hearted guy, and we never ever seen Gonza so happy before, and never ever so sad, like when he comes back from visiting Adnan.
They are not just a great couple, and a great team: they are each others best friends now. They are both funny, 'always making joke' type of guys, and its really good to see them together.
They are both openly gay, but its much harder for Adnan: being gay in Turkey is not so easy. The religion, and the culture does not accept gay men. Adnan suffer much of abusing, hurting, and discriminiation in his personal life, and in his work.
They are both trying to save money to be able to move Adnan to Spain, where he can be safely who he really is. Its not so easy these days, especially for Adnan, because of the political situation of Turkey.
Now, because they both working very much, and could not save much money, they have'nt meet each other in six months.
After what happened in Turkey (the terror attack) we decided to help them. We can't let Adnan to stay there, and we don't want Gonza to go there if its not neccesarry.
Please, help us to give this two great guys the right for what we are taking granted sometimes: the right of being together, to see each other every day, to wake up with each other every day.
All the money we get will go to the costs of bringing Adnan to Spain (visa, travel, etc) and moving them together (Gonza lives with his parents, and they dont want to accept that he is gay, so they can't live there if its not a must).
IMPORTANT: THEY DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISING, IT WILL BE A SURPRISE FOR THEM! IF YOU ARE A FRIEND OF THEM, READING THIS, DO NOT SAY THEM A SINGLE WORD!
Thank you for helping, and remember: even 1$ is a help!