last year, the 24-year-old Maxim Churov finished ASICA (Altai state Institute of culture) and began working in the drama theater of Prokopyevsk (Kemerovo region). His first role on the professional stage was not quite normal — in one scene of the play by contemporary Russian playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich “the Same day”, he played a gay man. To understand your first hero Maxim helped not only the Director of the play Snezhanna Lobastova, but also his girlfriend. About being “openly gay” in public and how to stop being homophobic, live in someone else’s skin, Maxim Churov says in his newspaper column.