Bad news for Franklin Graham, whose admiration for Russia, its President Putin, and its stern disapproval of The Mean Gays, knows no bounds.
The Russian edition of Maxim has declared that, while being gay is unmanly and unforgivable, it is willing to forgive and forget- in ten cases.
Mostly, if you are an actor- and can play straight, or asexual, parts convincingly- you're aces. If you're a gay writer, either be incredibly witty or invent a character who is the model Russian Maxim reader. You can be gay and a science nerd, but the odds of forgiveness are small: one in ten. Music transcends all. If you are any of these things- AND British, well, it's all over. Those Maxims max out over a plummy Oxbridge accent.
The guys RM gets all fanboy about are: Ian McKellen; Stephen Fry ("proves it is possible to be gay and still be sensible man"); Freddie Mercury; Chuck Palahniuk (Tyler Durden, from Fight Club, is THE Maxim Man); French actor Jean Marais; Rob Halford, of the band Judas Priest; mathematician Alan Turing; Neal Patrick Harris, and, rather incredibly, Oscar Wilde.
With help from Google Translate, here is how one becomes a born-again straight guy in Russia: