LGBT members in Ho Chi Minh City take to the streets to promote diversity

Published: December 19, 2014

Ivan Fernandes
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About a thousand LGBT members and their friends in Vietnam’s commercial capital of Ho Chi Minh City took to the streets to promote diversity and honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference to the LGBT community in the country.

They flocked to the city’s Labor Culture Palace in District 1 on Dec 14 for the event titled “Embrace Diversity Festival 2014.” The gathering was the culmination of a festival to promote the community’s rights in Vietnam and in the fields of family, school, work and law, as well as to honor individuals and organizations that have outstanding contributions to the community, according to Tuoi Tre News.

We want the LGBT community to understand that they need to live with who they really are, as well as to let people know that LGBT also have their rights,” Huynh Minh Thao, the organizer’s representative told Tuoi Tre News at the event.  “Life is full of diversity, so if you are in the LGBT community, you should be proud of it and convince your friends to understand that,” he added.

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