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VietPride 2013 to hit 12 cities countrywide in August

in VIET NAM, 25/08/2013

From Hai Phong to Can Tho, organisers of VietPride 2013 today announced a series of LGBT events that will take place in 12 cities across the country including in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug 24 and 25.

The capital city of Hanoi saw some two hundred participants biking through its busy streets on August 4, a Sunday morning, as part of its second annual VietPride festival.

Although homosexuality is said to be a largely taboo in Vietnam, the government is considering legalising same-sex marriage with the Justice and Health Ministries having publicly supported the move. A law on marriage and family is due to be debated at the National Assembly later this year.

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