Growing up in a liberal country where few if any lifts an eyebrow over gay marriage, I find the homophobic attitudes in Russia puzzling. Why do they feel a need to make life miserable for a large group of people just because they happen to love someone of their own sex?
At the same time, I can find where I instinctively feel repulsed, and one example is homophobes. I relate to them as they relate to gay people. So that’s mine to be aware of and perhaps clear up through inquiry.