It was a beautiful experience and my being gay was not an issue at all. Although his partner withdrew his complaint, Metin remained behind bars for eight days. DW details his ordeal. Bans and discrimination are now a part of their daily lives.
If you want to be outwardly gay, probably not a good idea in Turkey. LGBT rights in Europe. The crackdown on prostitution may have been used as pretext for harassment of gay and transgender people.