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LGBTI Rights in Vietnam


ADDED ON: 08/13/2022

Vietnam Takes Major Step Forward in Recognizing LGBTQ Rights

Vietnam last week took a major step forward in the recognition of LGBTQ rights, with the country’s Ministry of Health stating that being gay, bisexual, or transgender is not a disease and…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam tells its medical workers in bid to end anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam has told its doctors, as it called on medical workers to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Campaigners told AFP on Tuesday the statement was…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2021

Explained: Why LGBTQ-friendly Thailand is yet to recognize same-sex marriage

Despite its international LGBTQ-friendly image, rights activists in Thailand warn that the country is still far from granting equal rights to members of the LGBTQ community. Nattawut Kongsawat, an LGBTQ activist and…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

On Her Last Stop In Southeast Asia, VP Harris Emphasizes Human And Worker Rights

HANOI — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris turned her attention to issues surrounding worker rights and civil liberties Thursday as she closed out her visit to Southeast Asia, elevating activists in a…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Meet trans beauty queen Nguyen Huong Giang, Vietnamese Miss International Queen winner and advocate for LGBT rights

Nguyen made waves again in 2018 when she was crowned the first Vietnamese winner of the prestigious Miss International Queen, the world’s biggest annual beauty pageant for transgender women held in Pattaya,…

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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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