Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
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Singer Huong Giang, who ended up in the top ten of the 2012 Vietnam Idol singing reality show, doesn’t mind donning a heavy dress made of 2,000 condoms as part of a community campaign to normalize condoms. >>>
Vice Minister of Health, Mr. Nguyen Viet Tien, on behalf of his Ministry, has proposed to modify the Law on Marriage and Family, in which same-sex marriage is permitted because it is the right to live with the true self, the human rights. >>>
The Vietnamese Ministry of Justice has required authorities in Binh Phuoc southern province to temporarily halt withdrawing its decision to legally redefine a local transgender woman as real woman, a VnExpress report said. >>>
Director of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Health – Mr. Nguyen Huy Quang - said that Mr. Pham Van Hiep who is now Ms. Pham Le Quynh Tram can ask the Ministry of Health to perform gender determination tests. >>>
A decision to legally recognize a transgender as a woman three years ago might be revoked by authorities in the southern province of Binh Phuoc because of its “illegality”. The provincial authorities have also proposed disciplinary action against the officials who approved this decision. >>>
A new photo exhibition offers a closer look into the daily lives and feelings of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Viet Nam who continue to suffer from discrimination. The exhibition entitled Mo-Bang-Yeu (Openness-Equality-Love) opened here yesterday gathering photos from three prior exhibitions on the lives of the nation's LGBT community.
Homosexual-themed drama “Duoc La Chinh Minh,” which hit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City’s stages from May to September, will be brought back to HCMC and Dak Lak for free on the occasion of Christmas and the coming New Year.
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. >>>
Korean director Jeon Kyu-hwan's film The Weight has won the 'Queer Lion' prize at the Venice International Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Queer Lion award, awarded in Venice since 2007, is given each year to the best film in the official selection, either in- or out-of-competition, or in any of the festival’s three main sidebars that “accurately portrays lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.”
Le Quang Binh, Director of Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (ISEE) said that Vietnam has about 1.65 million gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens between the ages of 15-59. Although the press had only covered 10 well-publicised same sex marriages, in reality, there are many same sex partnership ceremonies that have been held in Vietnam without such fanfare. More and more gay people want to come out and just be themselves.
Hundreds of young people wearing rainbow flags, the symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, gathered at My Dinh National Stadium on Sunday for a bike parade to mark "Viet Pride", an annual international rights movement held here for the first time.