My name is Dmitry. I'm 19 years old history student and Gay person from town in Russia.
I'm not openly gay to any person i know in real life, nobody from my family or any of my friends know about me. My family is deeply homophobic and living with my parents is dangerous, same problem is with people in my town in general. If i come out and someone finds out it would just quickly spread and normal life wouldn't be possible. I have a job as courier with small wage and that's far from enough to even move from my parents' house within my own town.
Living as closeted gay in such atmosphere is really hard and fear of being exposed is daily, that's why i'm afraid to post my photo or write my real second name. My hope is to move to Moscow or other big city, where life is completely different from life in remote town like mine and people are much more friendly and tolerant. But doing this without your help is impossible for me. Transport, rent and money for living is something i just can't afford before finding new job. But in different city i'll have a chance for normal life without being afraid of exposure every day.
I will be very grateful for sharing this page and of course i will be very grateful for any sum you'd decide to donate to me.