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UNITED STATES

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: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Only in some areas
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

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Are you LGBTI in the military of UNITED STATES?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No, I was discharged because of my sexual orientation

Yes (0 %) Yes, but not out (0 %) No, I was discharged because of my sexual orientation (100%)

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Readers Experiences

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Alex F. (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 12/07/2012 +20
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A bunch of guys fucked me in the bathroom. Told me being gay was a sin. Whatever though, I'm over it. I don't know how but whatever. Its my own little sad story. They pulled me in after school. I had to serve detention and they just got done with basketball practice. I just let them do what they wanted to me. No one in my town is gay. I'm the only one and it sucks. I'm the only onlin my school and no one really likes me. ll the girls just want to date and all the guys hate gays. One time I was walking own the road and they threw a rock at my head. I had to go to the hospital and stayed overnight. Another time I was in class and one boy walked up to me when the teacher walked out and asked me out. I ignored him because he has a girlfriend. He gripped my hair and asked me again. I said no and he pushed me out of my chair and walked away. Long story short, I have a not so good gay life. I, honestly, never said I was gay either. No one asked me. They just assumed. I am but still... It's like me assuming you're good with math because you're Jewish. I'm not mean. I'm nice to everyone. Even people who beat me up. I'm not a skinny guy. I'm not fat but, kinda muscled. So it's not like I look the part. I'm not trying to make someone feel bad but, if you wear makeup and wear girl clothes, that's the gay look people think of. Sometimes at least. My hair is shortish. Doesn't run off my head. It's really soft so I don't have weird hair either. I don't k ow, maybe my life is supposed to be like this. One time I had a boyfriend, he left me for my friend. I guess it was a joke. He laughed in my face a week later and left. She was ,my friend for 3 days. I thought maybe things were going to change butt it didn't. I didn't ask for this. When I was five, I dreamed of high school. How much fun it was going to be. How I would make all these memories to remember when I'm an adult. But I don't have any. I didnt have a good childhood. My parents fought a lot. They got a divorce when I was 8 and I never seen my dad again. My mom doesn't really care. The first time I got beat up, I came home crying because my nose broke. She said whatever. She brought me to the hospital half an hour later after me crying and annoying her. But whatever. All I want is a relationship. I know it's stupid to want that instead of a different life but, I could be someone's special boy. I want someone to hold me and tell me that they love me. I want him to kiss me and put his arm around my waist when we're walking around. I want to fall in love. I want to belong to someone. I want him to hold me while I sleep. Its stupid because I don't think I'll ever get to love someone. No one really likes or wants to be around me. Why would someone want to be with me? I'm pathetic. I don't even think I'll live to be old enough to go away from this town. I wanna go to California... It just seems fun there. But, I might not live to graduate high school. I'm ok with that. I'm ok with being hated and being beat up by others. I'm ok with never finding a perfect boy for me. I'm ok with never having a happy life. I'm just ok.
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Alex F. (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 12/07/2012 +20
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A bunch of guys fucked me in the bathroom. Told me being gay was a sin. Whatever though, I'm over it. I don't know how but whatever. Its my own little sad story. They pulled me in after school. I had to serve detention and they just got done with basketball practice. I just let them do what they wanted to me. No one in my town is gay. I'm the only one and it sucks. I'm the only onlin my school and no one really likes me. ll the girls just want to date and all the guys hate gays. One time I was walking own the road and they threw a rock at my head. I had to go to the hospital and stayed overnight. Another time I was in class and one boy walked up to me when the teacher walked out and asked me out. I ignored him because he has a girlfriend. He gripped my hair and asked me again. I said no and he pushed me out of my chair and walked away. Long story short, I have a not so good gay life. I, honestly, never said I was gay either. No one asked me. They just assumed. I am but still... It's like me assuming you're good with math because you're Jewish. I'm not mean. I'm nice to everyone. Even people who beat me up. I'm not a skinny guy. I'm not fat but, kinda muscled. So it's not like I look the part. I'm not trying to make someone feel bad but, if you wear makeup and wear girl clothes, that's the gay look people think of. Sometimes at least. My hair is shortish. Doesn't run off my head. It's really soft so I don't have weird hair either. I don't k ow, maybe my life is supposed to be like this. One time I had a boyfriend, he left me for my friend. I guess it was a joke. He laughed in my face a week later and left. She was ,my friend for 3 days. I thought maybe things were going to change butt it didn't. I didn't ask for this. When I was five, I dreamed of high school. How much fun it was going to be. How I would make all these memories to remember when I'm an adult. But I don't have any. I didnt have a good childhood. My parents fought a lot. They got a divorce when I was 8 and I never seen my dad again. My mom doesn't really care. The first time I got beat up, I came home crying because my nose broke. She said whatever. She brought me to the hospital half an hour later after me crying and annoying her. But whatever. All I want is a relationship. I know it's stupid to want that instead of a different life but, I could be someone's special boy. I want someone to hold me and tell me that they love me. I want him to kiss me and put his arm around my waist when we're walking around. I want to fall in love. I want to belong to someone. I want him to hold me while I sleep. Its stupid because I don't think I'll ever get to love someone. No one really likes or wants to be around me. Why would someone want to be with me? I'm pathetic. I don't even think I'll live to be old enough to go away from this town. I wanna go to California... It just seems fun there. But, I might not live to graduate high school. I'm ok with that. I'm ok with being hated and being beat up by others. I'm ok with never finding a perfect boy for me. I'm ok with never having a happy life. I'm just ok.
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Derek P. (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 12/07/2012
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I would love you.
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