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COSTA RICA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

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Have you been the victim of violence in COSTA RICA because you are trans?
Yes, I don’t ever feel safe (0 %) Yes, by individuals (0 %) Yes, by a group (0 %) Yes, by the police (0 %) No (0 %)

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in COSTA RICA...
gigpmanagement (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 21/06/2011 +5
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How are you? My name is Vee Carson, I am writing you because I represent an american writer and celebrity interviewer who is currently living in Costa Rica and was discriminated against while dining with his boyfriend. Due recent events he is speaking out about discrimination. I was curious if you could help me get his story out. He is currently taking his case to the supreme court and I am trying help him get the word out about discrimination here is a link to all the details of his story http://bit.ly/DiscriminationinCostaRica any help would be greatly appreciated. I know you have deadlines and your time is valuable so here is a summary of what happened.

US Born Jeff Rivera who currently resides in Costa Rica he went out to eat with his boyfriend at a Costa Rica casino. As they were waiting they were talking and occasionally holding hands (while across the way a straight couple were making out kissing etc.). The assistant manager saw them holding hands, he approached them and told them that they could not hold hands in the restaurant. When they questioned why and why it was okay for the straight couple in front of them to kiss and makeout and why they could not hold hands, they were told that "that's different. Straight couples and gay couples are different." I am looking for any and all media to get their story out if you can help or if you know any media who would be interested in this story please email me at gigpmanagement@gmail.com Thank you so much for your time.

Vee Carson
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gigpmanagement (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 21/06/2011 +5
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Hi,

How are you? My name is Vee Carson, I am writing you because I represent an american writer and celebrity interviewer who is currently living in Costa Rica and was discriminated against while dining with his boyfriend. Due recent events he is speaking out about discrimination. I was curious if you could help me get his story out. He is currently taking his case to the supreme court and I am trying help him get the word out about discrimination here is a link to all the details of his story http://bit.ly/DiscriminationinCostaRica any help would be greatly appreciated. I know you have deadlines and your time is valuable so here is a summary of what happened.

US Born Jeff Rivera who currently resides in Costa Rica he went out to eat with his boyfriend at a Costa Rica casino. As they were waiting they were talking and occasionally holding hands (while across the way a straight couple were making out kissing etc.). The assistant manager saw them holding hands, he approached them and told them that they could not hold hands in the restaurant. When they questioned why and why it was okay for the straight couple in front of them to kiss and makeout and why they could not hold hands, they were told that "that's different. Straight couples and gay couples are different." I am looking for any and all media to get their story out if you can help or if you know any media who would be interested in this story please email me at gigpmanagement@gmail.com Thank you so much for your time.

Vee Carson
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