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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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.
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. >>>