Inside this issue you'll get to know a group of local Dhaka men who we met on our trip, introduced through honest photography and intimate storytelling. Some of the men you'll meet in Elska Dhaka include:
Upal W, who longs for the sort of open and gleeful gay lifestyle that thrives in many other countries but which has become impossible in Bangladesh following the murders of two prominent local LGBTQ activists;
Salman C, who speaks with hope that the American man he met and fell in love with on a business trip will one day return for him;
Mir R, who talks about the day that everything changed, when he was forced to leave his family, his boyfriend, and his country to find safety;
Shaman E, who opens up about a tragic event from his past that still haunts him, but which slowly is releasing its grip on him;
Raj B, who reflects on a man who gave him love and made him who he is today, and also learns to accept his absence from his life today.