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UNITED KINGDOM

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: Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have people in UNITED KINGDOM assumed your HIV/AIDS status because of your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay (6%) Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same (0 %) Yes (6%) No (86%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UNITED KINGDOM...
JOHN ELLIOTT (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay readers on 08/03/2011 tagged with at the work place +5
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I currently work for the DWP, which is an excellent employer for gay people, male or female. However, I think this has been a fairly recent development in the workplace. My less favourable memories were of an insurance company, where during the Christmas present exchange party, gay men’s magazines and gay sex manuals would be wrapped up as gifts and given to unsuspecting male employees as a joke.

On finding out that I was gay, malicious male colleagues would indulge in immature same-sex kissing and mild simulation of gay sex acts in front of me.

During the early 1990’s I had trouble with another respected female member of staff. I had been involved in distributing personal safety alarms for women employees. The staff member proceeded to make jokes about small male private parts, asking if I would marry, and stated that I was a man, “who couldn’t make it with a woman.” On complaining, absolutely nothing was done about her spiteful conduct, whereby she was playing devious psychological rape games. I found similar rather anti-male sentiments with a small percentage of lesbian women who would make unenlightened comments about gay men, but be having affairs both with men and women.

Therefore, due to my experiences at work, I would prefer to keep my private life to myself. I am still proud of being gay, and would help anybody being bullied about their sexuality. I fully support people like Steve Davies for representing gay people within the macho arena of sport.
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JOHN ELLIOTT (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay readers on 08/03/2011 tagged with at the work place +5
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I currently work for the DWP, which is an excellent employer for gay people, male or female. However, I think this has been a fairly recent development in the workplace. My less favourable memories were of an insurance company, where during the Christmas present exchange party, gay men’s magazines and gay sex manuals would be wrapped up as gifts and given to unsuspecting male employees as a joke.

On finding out that I was gay, malicious male colleagues would indulge in immature same-sex kissing and mild simulation of gay sex acts in front of me.

During the early 1990’s I had trouble with another respected female member of staff. I had been involved in distributing personal safety alarms for women employees. The staff member proceeded to make jokes about small male private parts, asking if I would marry, and stated that I was a man, “who couldn’t make it with a woman.” On complaining, absolutely nothing was done about her spiteful conduct, whereby she was playing devious psychological rape games. I found similar rather anti-male sentiments with a small percentage of lesbian women who would make unenlightened comments about gay men, but be having affairs both with men and women.

Therefore, due to my experiences at work, I would prefer to keep my private life to myself. I am still proud of being gay, and would help anybody being bullied about their sexuality. I fully support people like Steve Davies for representing gay people within the macho arena of sport.
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