Gays create ripples in Latvia

  • 1998-09-17
Anatoly Roitman never planned on telling his mother he was gay. She found out by chance, five years ago, when Roitman, then a 23-year-old accountant, left his ticket to the Amsterdam Euro Pride parade on the table.When Roitman returned for the ticket, which had gay pride and similar slogans written on it, he found his mother and a group of friends sitting at the table with a bottle of vodka."Are you gay or not?" his mother demanded.He told her he was. Roitman's mother was the only one who hadn't noticed what he had never said, but what his behavior and appearance betrayed to everyone else h...
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