"I felt something was off and my thoughts were confirmed when I met Adam, we instantly clicked and we used to always hang out and play, and one night we got intimate and he kissed me, it was beautiful and scary at the same time." Maximus is a #gay man from #Tunisia. Shortly after they met, Adam died in an accident, but his impact on Maximus has continued. "I kept a smile, a smile that Adam gave me, that confidence I have today was thanks to him... Thank you Adam, I will always be grateful." Maximus was "outed" after meeting an older man using the gay dating app, Grindr. The man blackmailed Maximus, forcing him to have sex with him. After two times, Maximus refused. The man then outed him to his family. Commenting on that period of his life, Maximus says: "Young kids who found out they're gay and still discovering their life. They often get blackmailed by people such as him and pushed to be turned to a material and a tool for old people and other people to have fun with."

Where Love Is Illegal WLII series

65 × 50 × 1, Edition 1/5 + 2AP - €1,500;
105 × 80 × 1, Edition 1/5 + 2AP - €3,500

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Galerie Eric & Valérie GALEA is an art gallery based in Avignon. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.
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