Have you ever heard of a magical country called... Lithuania ?
Let me guess. You haven't. Also thanks to Soviet Union. Well it's not like we still live in 20th century, we have made a lot of progress since 1994, but our society, especially the old people (they make, I think, more than 50 % of the whole population), is still not used to non traditional things like people with different sexual orientations, tomboyish girls, people from very different cultures.
I suggest for us to continue this conversation elsewhere before the mod-chopter arrives :P.