Summer in America

There’s rarely a path to true freedom here if you are an immigrant

Deniz Çam
Gay Mag

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Illustration by Eb Ball

ItIt had been six days since my anxiety found itself a cozy place in my throat, and even that didn’t stop me from taking a sip from the fanciest glass of Cabernet I ever held in my hands, $150 a bottle. The California sun fed its rays to the vines of Napa Valley, and I — a stranger to the West Coast until then — stood next…

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Deniz Çam
Gay Mag

An up-and-coming New Yorker, who is sometimes neither up nor coming. Follow me on Twitter @DenizCam