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Hundreds gathered in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City for a pride parade [email protected]@#egoKl59fBSoert-z(9Nk!j7rpaeW62R(Un6c*Cythis weekend.

On Saturday, LGBT Vietnamese and their allies walked along Nguyen Hue Pn2$J+a)2X7Z%-hFo3zk*[email protected]edestrian Street waving rainbow flags and dancing.

The parade was one of aSlB&R-t8&Uo2-!npOb_4y*iCmWB4ebK2RG1%N39#24i#F^vLpM number of activities marking the 2019 VietPride. The national annual event shows support and campaigns for freedom, equality, and tolerance for the LGBT community in Vietnam.

Vietnam celebrated its first Pride parade in 2012 and since then the celebrations have become bigger a[email protected]*[email protected](leB(FLf-CqGTp)lUB$NPnd bigger.

The country is one of the most open to the LGBTI community in Asia. It is also believed to be one of the few1rjwe5)y_KkGjw_5WMPQN!eRJ#$2a$h(W#7WxVvBS1OqNV8T%e in the world that never criminalized homosexuality.

But, Vietnam still does not recognize same-sex relationships. LGBTI couples do not have e-HH$n&p)p3jq2-r$U7%e61e1oe#r*he83Y_iUvCMfyW9ckhJvthe same rights as heterosexual couples.

"Drinking Buddies" invites LGBTQ members of different sexes and gender identities as well as LGBT allies to play "Drunk Bingo X Truth or Dare" with the rules: "answer the question or take a shot of vodka." The show aims to showcase the true definition of love and the diverse relationships among the rainbow families. Love will not change simply because of one's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Watch Drinking Buddies Season 2 now on GagaOOLala.

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