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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Yes, we have all been discriminated against
Vietnam seems an unlikely champion of gay-rights issues. It is routinely lambasted by the international community over its dismal human rights record, often locking up political dissidents who call for democracy or religious freedom. Up until just a few years ago, homosexuality was labelled as a "social evil" alongside drug addiction and prostitution. >>>
The Ministry of Justice in Vietnam has just sent out a consultative letter to concerned agencies on same sex relationship, with focus on legal consequences of same sex cohabitation. The ISEE and ICS are developing a comprehensive strategy to work on this
revision process. >>>
Perhaps the first film from Vietnam to depict homosexual love both explicitly and in a positive light, Ngoc Dang Vu’s Lost in Paradise conveys its characters’ lives in a remarkable range of tones, from the humorous to the absurd to the tragic. Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. >>>
Details of research conducted into male homosexuality in Vietnam were released in July 2011, by the STDs/HIV/AIDS Prevention Center, which provided a lot of interesting
information about gays in Vietnam.
17/07/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| VIET NAM
Homosexuality has been mentioned in Vietnam for a decade. Though it is not officially recognized, “the third world” has become a part of the Vietnamese society. However, it would be a long way for homosexual marriage to be recognized by the law. >>>
A website for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in Vietnam was launched this month in Ho Chi Minh City with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
07/09/2010 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
| VIET NAM
The rape of a transgender woman in the north-central province of Quang Binh has sparked a serious debate among legal professionals after judicial authorities declined to prosecute the three perpetrators. >>>