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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? 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.

Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in UNITED STATES? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I am not out at my religious community

I am not out at my religious community (59%) I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will (4%) I am out, and the community condemns me (4%) I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community (21%) I do not have a religious community, but I want one (9%)

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UNITED STATES...
Juliรกn (user currently living in COLOMBIA) posted for gay readers on 08/11/2013
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I just see the video about "the worst place to be gay" and I feel quite blessed for being in my country.I am from Colombia and here these things are not so bad.I noticed the biggest ignorance that people have there;I remember when I wanted to come out. I only was afraid for the answear from my mom, but it was as easy as it could be.At first ,my mom saw me worried because she thought that people could hurt me outside ,and after she realized those things were so far to happen here.I feel so blessed to be gay.I do not know if I was born gay or not, but I am a believer it was an universe's desire.For those who have stereotypes and fears about us, deep down,they are gay , too. It cracks me up!I must say something that I heard: "what you hate the most and it you will become" Definitely wisdom words! Namaste from Colombia!
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Juliรกn (user currently living in COLOMBIA) posted for gay readers on 08/11/2013
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I just see the video about "the worst place to be gay" and I feel quite blessed for being in my country.I am from Colombia and here these things are not so bad.I noticed the biggest ignorance that people have there;I remember when I wanted to come out. I only was afraid for the answear from my mom, but it was as easy as it could be.At first ,my mom saw me worried because she thought that people could hurt me outside ,and after she realized those things were so far to happen here.I feel so blessed to be gay.I do not know if I was born gay or not, but I am a believer it was an universe's desire.For those who have stereotypes and fears about us, deep down,they are gay , too. It cracks me up!I must say something that I heard: "what you hate the most and it you will become" Definitely wisdom words! Namaste from Colombia!
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