The Solomon Islander moved to Australia in 2005 to study. He's able to live there openly as a gay person.
But not so in Solomon Islands where he keeps a low profile on short visits home to visit family.
"I feel sorry for my friends back in the Solomons who are gay. I know people who are verbally and physically abused for being gay on a daily basis.
"They even get threatened that they'll be arrested and have the law thrown upon them," he said.