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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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Traveled to UNITED STATES? Did you feel comfortable being out while you were there?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I hid my sexual orientation while I was there

I was very comfortable (22%) It was not an issue (33%) I hid my sexual orientation while I was there (33%) I was discriminated against because of my sexual orientation (11%)

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Readers Experiences

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Hailey (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian readers on 02/05/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, hiv/aids , sexual orientation +5
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Hello. My name is Hailey. I'm in the 8th grade. My American History teacher are having us do this Current Event project and one of his examples was the Westboro Baptist Church. I had never heard of them before this day. He knows I'm gay. He had asked if everyone would check out there website. Not because he's like them, just for us to see what they do and whatnot. I thanked him at the end of class for pointing this out. Informing people, kids about the shit people go through. One of my fellow peers had said "Hailey, if they ever do this to you. i'll beat them up." He's the sweetest kid. He's also baptist but caring.
OH and my history teacher also cleared up a homosexual sterotype. That gays spread aids and hiv.


Just thought i'd share.
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Hailey (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian readers on 02/05/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, hiv/aids , sexual orientation +5
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Hello. My name is Hailey. I'm in the 8th grade. My American History teacher are having us do this Current Event project and one of his examples was the Westboro Baptist Church. I had never heard of them before this day. He knows I'm gay. He had asked if everyone would check out there website. Not because he's like them, just for us to see what they do and whatnot. I thanked him at the end of class for pointing this out. Informing people, kids about the shit people go through. One of my fellow peers had said "Hailey, if they ever do this to you. i'll beat them up." He's the sweetest kid. He's also baptist but caring.
OH and my history teacher also cleared up a homosexual sterotype. That gays spread aids and hiv.


Just thought i'd share.
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