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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Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in VIET NAM?
Yes, there is no access prevention
Yes, access to prevention is limited
Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized
Once upon a very recent time, there was a fiftyish woman who lived in the highlands of central Vietnam. Our heroine had never been married and, to anyone’s knowledge, had never felt the yearning of romance. In another time, in another country, she might have been called “an old maid.” >>>
Waiting for the Wind is a short film directed by Hieu Tran, founder of Friends Make Film in Vietnam. The film depicts the lives of two young gay men living in Ho Chi Minh City, showcasing poignant messages about love, sex, HIV, and the challenges gay men face due to stigma and discrimination in Vietnam. The film also delves into family support, sex work, and access to HIV services, aiming to catalyze frank discussions about the lives of gay men in a country where many people do not see homosexuality in a positive light.
Vietnam is giving same-sex couples the right to live together and hold blessing ceremonies. While the unions won’t be legally recognised as marriages, Gay Star News reports gay rights campaigners believe it is a large small step on the path to equal rights. >>>
Hundreds of Vietnamese LGBTs and their supporters have gathered in a Hanoi park to watch the symbolic marriages of two gay and lesbian couples and to show their government their support on the issue. >>>
The yearning to become a member of the opposite sex has driven many tormented youths to undergo agonizing transsexual surgeries. Though they’re happy with their new body and true self, most face continued discrimination or alienation from their families and society.
The war in Vietnam ended in 1975, for some. But for Vietnam’s gay community, it still continues, whether they be at home or abroad. Though the Southeast Asian country recently had its gay pride and the current government is hearing a debate on whether to legalize same-sex marriages, historically and culturally, homosexuality still remains taboo.
The first weekend of August marked the second Viet Pride in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Despite heavy storms that left much of the city flooded and without power (including the primary location of Viet Pride, the Goethe Institute) the festival remained in full swing and the attendees in high spirits. >>>
Through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Canada funds modest projects proposed by local NGOs and other grassroots organizations. The CFLI for Vietnam is administered by the Embassy of Canada in Hanoi. Since 1991, it has supported over 400 projects in a number of priority sectors, implemented mainly by local and non-governmental organizations in Vietnam. >>>
The year 2012 in Vietnam marked the first historic gay pride festival in the country with long time taboo of homosexuality. For the first time ever, Vietnam saw the rainbow flag waving at its capital’s streets, bringing tears to the eyes of many Vietnamese LGBTs. Aiming to practically resolve these issues, Viet Pride 2013 is proud to provide scholarships, in the name of Strive with Pride scholarship program, to members of LGBT community in Vietnam at Viet Pride Opening Night 02/08/2013. >>>
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. >>>