"My father ... actually planned it so I was to be put to death," he told CNNMoney.
Calvin said his mother broke down and told him of the planned "honor killing," after which he fled to Canada, where he received a student visa and applied for refugee status in 2011.
He spent the next four years building a new life -- he met friends who became his new family. He studied Bible and theology, and became an active member of the Christian community in Edmonton. From the safety of Canada, he says he called home to tell his parents he was gay.
But on New Year's Eve, he learned he could lose his safe haven. His refugee application was denied. The notice from the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board cited Calvin's links to Hamas. Just weeks ago, he received his deportation date: Nov. 4.
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