Tag Archives: Vietnam

Vietnam Drops Gay Wedding Fines

Same-sex marriage remains banned in Vietnam, but the government this week announced that couples who hold ceremonies will no longer be fined. Under the draft decree that would have taken effect this July, homosexual couples that get married would have been fined VND200,000-1 million (US$9.55), twice the current fine introduced in 2000. Gay rights activists lambasted the proposal, dismissing it …

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On Trans Women In Vietnam

Via Gay Star News: A short film about trans women in Vietnam made by LGBT rights organization ICS has been watched over 200,000 times on YouTube. The film follows Yuki and her friends, showing the people behind the label ‘pêdê’ – the title of the film – a abusive term for trans women in Vietnam. ‘We decided to name it …

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VIETNAM: Gay Flash Mob In Hanoi

More photos at The Advocate.

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Vietnam To Hold First Gay Pride Event

The first gay pride event in Vietnam’s history will take place this weekend in Hanoi. Viet Pride will run from Aug 3-5 and will feature film screenings, research presentations, music live performances, and a cycle parade through the city center on Sunday morning beginning at My Dinh Stadium and ending at Ly Tu Trong Park. Organised by Nguyen Thanh Tam …

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