Vietnam

LGBTI Rights in Vietnam


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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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

HCMC: Quality Health Care Services Offered for LGBTI Community

Dr Nguyen Ho Vinh Phuoc of the hospital said: “They can receive services in a private space with respect from the hospital’s health staff.” Nguyen Tan Thu, a doctor specialising in serving…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Gay Courtship on Vietnam’s ‘The Bachelor’ Turned Heads Abroad. Back Home? Meh.

The contestant approached the man she had been publicly courting on live television, and confessed that the object of her affections had shifted. “It’s someone else,” she said, then walked off the…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Vietnamese LGBT Activist: Sports Is the Avenue to Equality

Sports is the avenue to equality, believes Amazin LêThi, a Vietnamese sports and LGBT human rights advocate. The award-winning activist, who is the founder and chief of smiles at Amazin LêThi Foundation,…

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No One Should Feel Alone

Eric Pham’s goal as an LGBTQ activist is simple - no queer person should feel alone. Around the world, millions of young queer folk know they are different. And, that difference creates…