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Finalist in Vietnam song contest comes out as a trans woman

Huong Giang, finalist of the singing contest Vietnam Idol comes out publicly, live on TV, as a transgender woman.

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17th September 2012 01:44

Alessia Valenza

On Thursday (6 September) the TV talent show jury delivered their verdict to the 25-year-old finalist from Hanoi, praising her effort and determination.

Judge and film director Nguyen Quang Dung asked if Giang had previously auditioned for Vietnam Idol. After a few hesitant seconds the contestant admitted that she previously auditioned under a male name, Nguyen Ngoc Hieu.

Quang Dung praised Giang saying: ‘I really appreciate young people who dare to be true to themselves and other people. Whatever you do, you take responsibility for it.’

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