What if you lived in a country where homosexuality acts were illegal?

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    Nov 13, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    I'm here because of my job and it's a lovely country. For the most part life is good and local people are great. However, homosexuality is still a taboo and the acts itself are illegal and punishable by laws. Once I was chatting with a guy in RJ and he turned out to be a secret police officer entrapping local gay guys online. That experience still gives me a goose bump.

    So here it is. Please share your thoughts about how to play it safe under such homophobic laws whilst having sexual urge met.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Nov 13, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    My philosophy is I'm a person first and a worker second. No job would take precedence over my life. I would personally move because persecution is bad enough without prosecution and in some places execution. I guess it just depends on where you find your happiness and how much you like to gamble. If I were plopped in a place where I could get in serious trouble, I would probably just save sex for the vacations to safe places. I don't know what I would do otherwise.
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    Nov 13, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    I will not live anywhere like that. Hell, I´m not even sure if I would live in the USA again until it stops trying to impose the religious beliefs of some onto everyone. .
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Nov 13, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    I don't want to sound like Mr. Gloom and Doom here, but in the next few years here in Florida....the ghost of Anita Bryant will make a return. You can thank the far right Republicans for that.
  • DCEric

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    Nov 13, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    I would, and until India decriminalized there was a reasonable chance it would have happened.
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    Nov 13, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    Wonderful that you're in such a wealthy country that they are able to spend the funds for law enforcement to entrap gay people on-line even. Awesome priorities. Lovely.
  • buffmyke

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    Nov 13, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    It was only 2003 that the US supreme court devalidated sodomy laws. Prior to that it was under state control. So depending on what state you lived in sex was pretty much illegal
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    Nov 13, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    With my current mindset, I'd become a martyr.
    I've gotten fed up with anti-gay laws, and would gladly put my life on the line as part of the voice of change.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 13, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    No amount of money would get me to live in such a place
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    I live in Karachi to gain job experience (I work in the textile industry) so yea its illegal under the law to have a same sex relationship.

    I actually am not open about my bisexuality but there is in fact a LGBT culture over here

    However I don't participate in it cause the media is mixed into it and I do not like being in the lime light about my orientation


    Once I return to T.O I'll resume my life the way I see fit for myself...So until I'm free of my contractual obligation...

    I'll be the silent observer of things.
    (Plus the dating pool is severely limited and if you slept with two people on separate occasions..Chances are that they've slept with each other as well.
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    buffmyke saidIt was only 2003 that the US supreme court devalidated sodomy laws. Prior to that it was under state control. So depending on what state you lived in sex was pretty much illegal


    You mean sodomy(anal sex) was pretty much illegal.

    And no, I probably wouldn't live somewhere like that. Why live with the fear that you could be arrested and charged for the crime of existence?
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    "What if you lived in a country where homosexuality acts were illegal?"

    Then it would be just one more of the things I do that are illegal.

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    Nov 13, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    Then I would be a criminal
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    The radical fringe of the Republican party in the US would very much like to re-criminalize homosexual activity. It's actually in the state party platforms in Texas and Montana.
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    I think it's perverted that there are people out there who track your sex life.
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    i'd move somewhere better, and/or get a better job that'd allow me to.
  • danielek

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    Nov 13, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    I couldn't live like that. As Westerners it's easy for us to say we'd move out but I'm sure a lot of people there don't have a choice and they have to live with it. That said, it took a long time for gay rights to get accepted here. I think the gay communities over there need to be more proactive.
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:42 PM GMT
    What if you lived in a country where homosexuality acts were illegal?

    I already live in a country where homosexual acts are illegal. Or merely being a homosexual. The US has States where simply being gay can get you legally fired, or evicted from your apartment.
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    I would be Public Enemy No. 1.

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  • Hokenshi

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    Nov 13, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    All the people saying "I would move" to a country where I could be free. My question is why don't you move from the states then?

    Ok in the US it's not illegal to be gay but rights-wise you're on the bottom rung. A few European countries, Canada and S.American countries are ahead of you guys, you could live there and have equal rights.
    So if it's so easy to move then why don't you guys do it?

    Also it would be a nice way to give the US government the finger, take your skills, taxes extra and put them into another ecconomy, I'm sure that dent would make them take more notice.
  • aznmtl

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    Nov 13, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    Sadly, in Uganda, they are trying to make homosexuality illegal to the point of the 'death penalty for being gay'. Twice, a Ugandan newspaper 'outed' 100 homosexuals including their full names and addresses. Many gays in that country have no place to turn but hide....

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    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/10/20/uganda.gay.list/index.html

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    Nov 13, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    they were in texas until 2003 bahaha gross ass state
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    Nov 13, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    First of all....and if I were YOUR age.... I'd never even visit such a place, let alone live and work there!!
    And there is no "safe" way to get around the laws that exist where you are living.. you posted your own example of that right here!!
    The only thing I would recommend, if you love the country and your job so much, is to just forget about being gay, live a celibate life and deal with your choices.
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    Nov 13, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidI will not live anywhere like that. Hell, I´m not even sure if I would live in the USA again until it stops trying to impose the religious beliefs of some onto everyone. .


    But the US is the worlds largest christian country, why should it let go of the iron rod, just to apease a minority? But then I have no wish to ever call the US home, as I already live in one of the worlds most livable citys, and it's not illegal to be a poofter here either.

    But homosexuals in the US have a chose, if they don't like it then leave. As it is a democratic country and the majority rules, not the minority like Cuba, or China.
  • DCEric

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    Nov 13, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saidFirst of all....and if I were YOUR age.... I'd never even visit such a place, let alone live and work there!!
    And there is no "safe" way to get around the laws that exist where you are living.. you posted your own example of that right here!!
    The only thing I would recommend, if you love the country and your job so much, is to just forget about being gay, live a celibate life and deal with your choices.


    Interesting. I assume that you were alive before the US decriminalized. Why didn't you leave?