I'm sorry, but it seems you read it all wrong. I myself work in a local LGBT organisation, organise Pride here in Latvia and try to convince the goverment to include proper information about LGBT in elementary school curriculum. My post wasn't meant as "Latvia is a bad country for LGBT people, we have problems, etc", but rather that why there is such a huge gap between LGBT discourse in media there and, for example, Finland or Germany. Also my post was meant to say that when considering transitioning, the support you can get really varies from country to country. To be realistic, our LGBT organisation has always been sponsored by Soros Fund and other foreign donators. Of course, we have a public bank account for local donators and members of the organisation are to pay a yearly fee, but to this very day we still aren't self-sustainable (but we are getting closer to it every year). Although, sadly - the mindset you described applies to many elder citizens here, I can't deny that.