We had about twenty minutes before he had to leave for the airport. The image I had conjured of the thirty-two-year-old currently en route to my front door from our meager interaction on Grindr was as telling as a police report: an assumed age, height, and weight, as well as one scrupulously selected profile picture. And often enough, the photo too ended up a rough sketch. This was last summer when I had just turned twenty-two, fresh off the boat from flirting with my first serious relationship. I was seasick, and as this older man and I hit the sheets, I found that my body struggled to deliver what I had ordered. When everything physical was said and done, we nestled in my bed together where I offered my condolences for my sexual underperformance.
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You are a gay man who has been single far too long. I keep going week after week and no luck. Will it happen tonight? Oh crap, is that a pimple? Seriously, being a gay man and trying to find someone to date is a real chore.
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Nearly three-quarters of Russians believe that homosexually is morally unacceptable, more than disapprove of other hot-button issues such as extramarital affairs, gambling and abortion. The numbers come from newly released data from the Pew Research Center, which surveyed Russians on their moral attitudes in spring Russian attitudes toward homosexuality have been at the forefront given the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Just eight months before the games, Russia's governmental body, the Duma, passed a law making it illegal to distribute homosexual "propaganda" to minors, which includes staging gay pride events and advocating for gay rights. The law also bans foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.
Although life in modern Russia allows many more liberties for gay men and lesbians than it did before the Revolutions of , unofficial discrimination and fear are still rampant. Gay life in Russia is less open than in Western countries. In , 31 percent of the Russian population said in polls that homosexuals should be executed, and 32 percent said they should be isolated. Only 12 percent said they should be left alone.