I am out of Russia already! 🇷🇺 It’s time to make a society summary...👻
“Russian people are cold and not friendly” rumor has it...yes in general you might have this feeling while walking on the street or sitting in the bus. Although, I was very lucky with people. I hanged out with open minded and modern couchsurfers, kind, but still my sunshine personality was too much for them. 😇
I met people on the train who were usually poor, but humble and generous. That was all nice!
🤴🏼The last group were gays, who however felt like in a prison in this country! Not good! Russians don’t like anything that is different than they’re used to and what is in contradiction with their traditions. 😔
A man is a man, tough, without emotions, the warrior with a beard. A girl is a girl! Period!
❌From the stories I heard from those gays I met or chatted with: “I cannot express myself, I cannot tell my parents, I cannot tell anybody, I cannot tell at work, otherwise I’d be fired for sure, I might try with a woman, on the internet you read about converting clinics for homosexuals, they think it’s a disease, police beated me almost to death, because they found gay themes in my phone, I have no legal protection, we have to hide, I tried to commit a suicide, I don’t want to live here, it’s a prison, I don’t want to leave my family, my mum doesn’t want me to wear skinny jeans, I even start to think that two men cannot build a life together, it’s so hard...”
Horrific, isn’t it? It can get pretty violent!
I don’t like to talk about topics I haven’t experienced myself, so these are real ones and it’s important for me to share!
It’s a homophobic society. Intolerance and hatred are not basic human values ❌ It’s a mix of anger and injust that I feel. I just tried to be an example and show. Few brave people fighting for their place and risking their lives have my admiration!
What would you do?
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