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NEW ZEALAND

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
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Recognized on national level
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

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Has being trans affected your job in NEW ZEALAND? Do you feel limited in your career for being trans?
In too many ways to count (0 %) I changed careers because I am trans (0 %) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am trans (0 %) My co-workers harass me because I am trans (0 %) I have not been limited for being trans, though I am out at work (0 %)

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Readers Experiences

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kasiko steven posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 04/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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Gay and lesbian individuals in Uganda prefer to stay hidden and secretive in nature; and try as much as they can to avoid directing attention to themselves as a result of contiuned hatred. This reservedness has made them easy and defenseless prey for the leaders of Ugandalike police local council security agents, who have the unabated freedom to dehumanize and demonize them in the public domain; greatly skewing public opinion even now the children ahate them the Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and Transgender individuals and communities living within Uganda face on a daily basis, discrimination, stigma, harassment, exclusion, violence and unlawful imprisonment due to their sexual orientation and preference and some are roting in police cells. Since the introduction of the bill the hatred has increased people are asking who are these gays were do they live let them be left to mob justice passed, Incidences of public humiliation such as; the gathering of the community and its elders to denounce and banish gay and lesbian individuals, disowning them chasing them from the Clans and even from the villages telling them if they come back they will be stoned to death all these things are happening but nothing is being talked about. If anyone trys to talk about they say you support gays leave them to die they have no place in Uganda with other members of the same sex, the public parading and stoning of individuals . These acts are performed by perpetrators who operate with impunity, because they know the victims won’t report the crime to the authorities and even the authorities are less conconerned because you are agay, since there is a likelihood that they might suffer the same fate or worse. Therefore we have no safe place to go to for help.please let us come out and give support
BY Gayslesbiansrightsuganda
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kasiko steven posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 04/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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Gay and lesbian individuals in Uganda prefer to stay hidden and secretive in nature; and try as much as they can to avoid directing attention to themselves as a result of contiuned hatred. This reservedness has made them easy and defenseless prey for the leaders of Ugandalike police local council security agents, who have the unabated freedom to dehumanize and demonize them in the public domain; greatly skewing public opinion even now the children ahate them the Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and Transgender individuals and communities living within Uganda face on a daily basis, discrimination, stigma, harassment, exclusion, violence and unlawful imprisonment due to their sexual orientation and preference and some are roting in police cells. Since the introduction of the bill the hatred has increased people are asking who are these gays were do they live let them be left to mob justice passed, Incidences of public humiliation such as; the gathering of the community and its elders to denounce and banish gay and lesbian individuals, disowning them chasing them from the Clans and even from the villages telling them if they come back they will be stoned to death all these things are happening but nothing is being talked about. If anyone trys to talk about they say you support gays leave them to die they have no place in Uganda with other members of the same sex, the public parading and stoning of individuals . These acts are performed by perpetrators who operate with impunity, because they know the victims won’t report the crime to the authorities and even the authorities are less conconerned because you are agay, since there is a likelihood that they might suffer the same fate or worse. Therefore we have no safe place to go to for help.please let us come out and give support
BY Gayslesbiansrightsuganda
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