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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...
Mazdak Ardalan (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers on 18/06/2012 tagged with human rights
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To Whom It May Concern:

Hello. I am posting on behalf of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC: http://www.iranhrdc.org/english/mission.html). We are conducting research on the situation faced by Iranian members of the LGBT community which may be used in the future to document human rights violations. We typically examine public source information along with exclusive interviews with victims and other witnesses. Examples of our previous publications can be found here: http://www.iranhrdc.org/english/publications/index.1.html.

I am writing to ask if anyone would be interested in participating in our project. It is our hope that by interviewing you and offering you a chance to tell your story to the world, we will be able to provide an accurate and objective account of human rights violations taking place in Iran. For examples of our previous work, please refer to our website at http://www.iranhrdc.org.

If you would like to help with our research but would like more information about our organization or our research into this issue specifically, we would be more than happy to discuss it with you. I can be reached at MArdalan@iranhrdc.org or 1-(203)-772-2218 and ask for Mazdak. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
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Mazdak Ardalan (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers on 18/06/2012 tagged with human rights
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To Whom It May Concern:

Hello. I am posting on behalf of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC: http://www.iranhrdc.org/english/mission.html). We are conducting research on the situation faced by Iranian members of the LGBT community which may be used in the future to document human rights violations. We typically examine public source information along with exclusive interviews with victims and other witnesses. Examples of our previous publications can be found here: http://www.iranhrdc.org/english/publications/index.1.html.

I am writing to ask if anyone would be interested in participating in our project. It is our hope that by interviewing you and offering you a chance to tell your story to the world, we will be able to provide an accurate and objective account of human rights violations taking place in Iran. For examples of our previous work, please refer to our website at http://www.iranhrdc.org.

If you would like to help with our research but would like more information about our organization or our research into this issue specifically, we would be more than happy to discuss it with you. I can be reached at MArdalan@iranhrdc.org or 1-(203)-772-2218 and ask for Mazdak. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
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