Just don't flaunt (show off) your gay-ism. Russia won't seek out and persecute gays, but in public gay displays could be seen by the underage group. Putin has a very good law in Russia- you do not promote homosexuality to minors. You do not give pro-gay literature to minors. Therefore we have no gender fluids on the streets. Boys are boys and grow into men. Girls are girls and become adult ladies. IF someone is gay, there should have been no outside influences to "push" that person into another sexuality.
Statistics say 10% of American men are gay- 30 million! THAT is hard to swallow.
In the 1990s, I knew a gay man from Tomsk, USSR. We used to correspond which was interrupted by his death. I really liked that man, he never "acted gay". (Tell how he likes men, act girly, wear makeup, etc.) He was a teacher- music- plus he knew English.