Fascinating, thanks!

I’ve often wondered, even as a Russian speaker myself, where these prevalent homophobic attitudes come from.

Learning Russian in the 1980s in preparation for a military intelligence career, I ran into quite a lot of subtle homophobia in the culture.

It’s my impression that the attitudes have hardened and become more toxic in recent years.

Jim

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store