They marvel at how he came through it and celebrate that he can finally be himself. However, a majority also say that if they were to discover that a new acquaintance was gay, that fact would not perturb them. When I was 20 years old, I moved from my hometown to Moscow.
It had been eight years. In high school, they were hipsters, jocks, nerds, druggies, skaters, class clowns, burnouts and straight-laced achievers.
We met up. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors. All in all, this is a city like thousands of other cities in our country.
I think that if we did something like that in my village, people would have just beat us up. People have stopped talking to me because of my orientation many times. Vika took it a good deal harder, though. We have a big house and a plot of land.
Some reactions are more surprising. My anger was mind-blowing. At my new school, I started having feelings for one of my classmates. Over all, Dr. Neale, who sees those results as a genetic reflection of the variety of sexual orientations within the expanding alphabet of the L.