Humza A. Mian is a 20-something year old Canadian with roots in Pakistan. I was born and raised in lovely Mississauga; a large city on the outskirts of Toronto. I’m a Registered Veterinary Technician who works in the downtown core, and before you ask “Awh, so you must love animals, right?” – yes, I do. When I’m not drawing blood, doing radiographs, performing dental prophylaxis’, monitoring anesthesia, and being vomited/defecated/urinated (sometimes more than one of these at once…) on by animals, I enjoy drawing (human portraits in particular), dressing up in drag, doing makeup, partaking in local events, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends (aka people who can tolerate me for more than 30 minutes).
Being raised in a Muslim household as a gay male has taught me so much about life and love. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any gay Desi men in my life (or in the media) who were out and open to look up to. I hope that by YOU reading this blog, you’ll feel at ease knowing that it does get better (cliché, I know) and realizing that there is a huge network of people out there just like you. Transparency can save lives and that’s why Ryan and I are doing this. We can be that somebody for someone else, that we didn’t have growing up.