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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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Have you experienced transphobia from your healthcare provider?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (30%) Yes, but I was able to find other healthcare (10%) No (60%)

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Readers Experiences

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Marian (user currently living in GABON) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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AlejandroI think it is that type of attitude that ctoninues to foster homophobia, even within the LGBT community. I agree that we need to be more mature, more socially aware, and more focused on full LGBT equality, but do you think assimilation really is the answer? It is not the LGBT's fault that we are seen negatively and it is not just up to us to change; it is homophobia stemming out of this heterosexist society that this is the case. We need to foster more heterosexual allies for sure, but we should not have to behave in order to achieve equality. There's also many men who look damn good in a tutu!
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Marian (user currently living in GABON) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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AlejandroI think it is that type of attitude that ctoninues to foster homophobia, even within the LGBT community. I agree that we need to be more mature, more socially aware, and more focused on full LGBT equality, but do you think assimilation really is the answer? It is not the LGBT's fault that we are seen negatively and it is not just up to us to change; it is homophobia stemming out of this heterosexist society that this is the case. We need to foster more heterosexual allies for sure, but we should not have to behave in order to achieve equality. There's also many men who look damn good in a tutu!
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