Have I heard about same-sex relationships? Of course, I have. Everything happens in the world. It took place there, but it was done secretly. People communicated with each other, but without publicity. There was another interesting case. Do you see the icons, hanging in the kitchen? They belong one gay guy who lived at my place. I thought of making him a lawyer. So that Yura nearly let me down. He sent me a letter to the colony that he didn't have any personal life. The letter was read by officers of a special department, also the senior observer had learned about it: «Even gays have been writing to you, haven't they?». I answered for that: «Yes, I helped them before, I help them nowadays and I am going to help, because I always stand for the rights of offended» (laughs). Once a homophobic guy had a stomachache. He knew that I had powders. I understand in medicine. «While you were healthy, I was not so good for you, but having indigestion, you run to me for powder. Is it all right if the doctor is a gay?».
Turning to legislation, I want to note. Discrimination on sexual orientation was initially fixed in our legislation. It's a trouble. The Criminal Code makes differences between same-sex people and heterosexuals. It becomes clear from the Criminal code that the law treats same-sex relations much worse than heterosexuals. If there is a conditional term for heterosexual relations, or the person avoids responsibility at all, for example, by marrying, for same-sex relationships the sanctions are tougher — the accused gets a real term. Also, the article for «propaganda» of the Administrative Code is only for LGBT people. It turns out that there is no equality before the law, as it was written in the Constitution.
Not everything can be changed at once, but we can educate. Moreover, I think we should speak.