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LGBTI Rights in Vietnam


ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

Vietnam’s first openly gay candidate seeks change with parliament run

As an LGBTQ activist, legal whizz-kid and Vietnam's first openly gay candidate running for a seat in its rubber-stamp parliament, Luong The Huy is determined to lead long-lasting change for the country's…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

How to come out when ‘gay’ isn’t in your language? LGBT website provides translation resources for sexual minorities in Asia

When 13-year-old Tien wants to tell his mother he’s gay, he goes to the library. But he quickly realises there aren’t any appropriate words for homosexuality in Vietnamese. He eventually finds a…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

First Person: Vietnamese man finds ‘true voice’ in gay community

Nguyen Trong Hung opened a café in Son La in northwestern Viet Nam to serve as a meeting place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and to offer HIV testing. While…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2020

Vietnam Has a Thriving Drag Scene, But It Still Has Ways to Go in Advancing LGBTQ Rights

Lil’ Daddee struts onto the stage wearing a fake mustache and a boiler suit covered in grease stains. The performer picks up a large bicycle pump and carries out a suggestive routine…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2020

Vietnam’s ‘first trans dad’ shows LGBT+ openness and challenges

When Dao Minh Khang halted his hormone therapy last year, little did he know he would quickly get pregnant and become Vietnam’s first transgender father. Khang’s pregnancy and the birth of his…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2020

Vietnam lotto shows just the ticket for marginalised LGBT community

Each night that Nha Vy steps proudly on stage in her traditional Vietnamese ao dai, or sometimes mini dress and heels, memories grow fainter of the taunts she endured as a transgender…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

The millennials changing the face of sex education in Vietnam

Tu Nguyen never had a formal sex education (sex-ed) class at his school in Hanoi, nor was he trained as an educator on the subject, but he and his team have set…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

The Fight for LGBT Rights in Vietnam Still Has a Long Way To Go

Prejudice, discrimination, and stigma against the LGBT community in Vietnam still loom large. Change will take concerted efforts. On September 14, 2019, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Ho Chi Minh city,…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2020

Vietnam accused of teaching young people that being gay is a ‘disease’

Young people in Vietnam continue to be taught at home and at school that same-sex attraction is a “disease” and a “mental illness” that can be cured and treated, despite legislation designed…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

Gay Vietnamese tourists fined for committing ‘immoral act’ in Malaysia hotel

Two Vietnamese men pleaded guilty at a Sessions Court here today to committing “immoral activities” at a hotel room at Jalan Burma here, earlier this month. Tang Van Duc, 22, and Lee…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2019

Vietnamese pop music’s exuberant take on LGBT

A slew of musical videos featuring LGBT characters have been released and become YouTube sensations in 2019. The most popular has been Truc Nhan’s song titled "Sang Mat Chua" (Serve You Right),…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2019

Gay Chinese find a place to be themselves on ‘Rainbow Cruise’ to Vietnam

On the deck of a cruise ship in southern China, two grey-haired men stood in silence, shoulders touching, looking out to sea, as other passengers bustled on board and settled in for…

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