I do not want to take part in the discussion but since I personally know Misha I think I need to defend him against some slanders and false accusations here:
Why are we giving the generous title "Orthodox gay community" to what the letter shows to be one man (Mikhail Cherniak) of Orthodox roots who works for a European activist group of non-Orthodox gay church-groups? This is a non-story, and if we make it a story we are giving Mr. Cherniak what he could barely hope for.
Misha comes from an Orthodox family that had a relationship to religious groups in Russia connected to Fr. Men and Bp. sigrist among others. I don't know who exactly his parents are but I remember them visiting Poland on the occasion on some binational religious event or something. Misha himself used to be an Orthodox activist in Russia ending up as a board member of syndesmos (deputy chairman IIRC). He is not your average Joe and is pretty known among Orthodox circles.
I do not know whether he works for an "a European activist group of non-Orthodox gay church-groups". Last time I checked he worked for some Russian translation center in Poland or something. Nevertheless, choir conducting seems to be his main interest and career direction. He graduated a music university and even occasionally conducts a choir in the church I used to attend.
Isnt the author of this letter Jewish? If so, why is a Jewish person so co cerned with Orthodoxy's teachings and practice?
As I wrote above, he comes from an Orthodox family that has been keeping the faith at the times it was not supported by Russian state. His family however has some Jewish ancestry.
I find that amusing people are so concerned about breaking the VII commandment while enthusiastically breaking the IX.