Valdet Selimaj was born in New York to Kosovar Albanian parents, and moved to Michigan when he was a teenager. He is currently in school to pursue a Business degree. Valdet enjoys writing in his spare time and has been blogging for over a decade. Valdet came out of the closet as gay when he was 17. It was a lonely and challenging experience that has motivated Valdet to reach out and help other gay Albanians who are facing the discrimination and stigma he also faced. He is a strong advocate for the Albanian LGBT community in Albania, Kosova, and the United States, so that our LGBT brothers and sisters know that they are not alone and beautiful just the way they are.