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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 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...
posted for readers on 25/03/2013
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Hello,
My name is Ryan Fleming. I am a member of the Aspen Stage production of "Unmarried in America; Prop 8 on Trial". This production will be representing Region 7 in the American Association of Community Theatre National competition.
This play was written by my friend Kristin Carlson, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She spent six months combing through the transcripts from the Prop 8 trial in California. She then got in contact with one of the Plaintiffs of the case, Ryan Kendall. After sharing his life story, he then put her in contact with many of his friends in the gay community. After compiling all of these stories, she then created a masterpiece that weaves trial testimony with life experiences that relate to the testimony. The play leaps from moments of brilliant comedy, to trial banter, then heart rending experiences and back to comedy.
We have been working with Kristin on refining this play for the last two years. We performed a staged reading at the Gay Ski Week 2011. Kristin then created a cutting that complies with the rules for the AACT rules, and we performed it for the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition competition in Salida, CO 2012. We won 2nd place and moved on to the regional competition. There was a problem with the Region 7 competition this year so the adjudicators came to us while we did a fund raising performance in Carbondale, CO on March 23, 2013. It took the judges what seemed all of fifteen minutes to decide that we should represent region 7 at the National Competition. The National competition will be held in Carmel, Indiana on June 17 - 23, 2013.
After the March 22 and 23 performances we had an audience feedback session. Everyone was amazed at how Kristin was able to take an issue like marriage equality and not make the message "preachy". Many were amazed to find that she is also married to a Lutheran pastor and that he is a member of the cast. These are truly amazing people who want to see justice brought to everyone. The whole company of this production agrees that the most important thing to come from our efforts would be for the world to see this masterpiece and hear its message of love.
Please contact Wendy Moore, the production director, if you would like to cover this story. 001-970-948-5121
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posted for readers on 25/03/2013
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Hello,
My name is Ryan Fleming. I am a member of the Aspen Stage production of "Unmarried in America; Prop 8 on Trial". This production will be representing Region 7 in the American Association of Community Theatre National competition.
This play was written by my friend Kristin Carlson, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She spent six months combing through the transcripts from the Prop 8 trial in California. She then got in contact with one of the Plaintiffs of the case, Ryan Kendall. After sharing his life story, he then put her in contact with many of his friends in the gay community. After compiling all of these stories, she then created a masterpiece that weaves trial testimony with life experiences that relate to the testimony. The play leaps from moments of brilliant comedy, to trial banter, then heart rending experiences and back to comedy.
We have been working with Kristin on refining this play for the last two years. We performed a staged reading at the Gay Ski Week 2011. Kristin then created a cutting that complies with the rules for the AACT rules, and we performed it for the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition competition in Salida, CO 2012. We won 2nd place and moved on to the regional competition. There was a problem with the Region 7 competition this year so the adjudicators came to us while we did a fund raising performance in Carbondale, CO on March 23, 2013. It took the judges what seemed all of fifteen minutes to decide that we should represent region 7 at the National Competition. The National competition will be held in Carmel, Indiana on June 17 - 23, 2013.
After the March 22 and 23 performances we had an audience feedback session. Everyone was amazed at how Kristin was able to take an issue like marriage equality and not make the message "preachy". Many were amazed to find that she is also married to a Lutheran pastor and that he is a member of the cast. These are truly amazing people who want to see justice brought to everyone. The whole company of this production agrees that the most important thing to come from our efforts would be for the world to see this masterpiece and hear its message of love.
Please contact Wendy Moore, the production director, if you would like to cover this story. 001-970-948-5121
add response to story
add response to story
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