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Hundreds gathered in Vietnam’s Ho A(U%[email protected]$Ed^4ByyyoGgU=0*9cj&v&%LZAc5xS6n!(g2U8hJChi Minh City for a pride parade this weekend.

On Saturday, LGBT Vietnamese and their allAFBlSWctDkEx$4gK=oEEugf7e$#&m+-ZdUM*UMi$yKGm6h$vTYies walked along Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street waving rainbow flags and dancing.

The parade was one of a number of activities marking the 2019 VietPride. The national annual event shows support and campaigns for freedom, equality, and tolerance for the LGBT community i^p0(mmFj4Lla=Jwdq#a114E(6NqVz0zr)d&XCeNZnC^&=lJloPn Vietnam.

Vietnam celebrated its first Pride parade in 2012 and since then the *-pWL9$Z+8To%F^+(sEh9OOQ4tCn1u9p$dcRdjck(%81xe$fvacelebrations have become bigger and bigger.

The country is one of the most open to the LGBTI community2dbP9utf6IpaKzV)P(s*U0zySViBMXrXQK5izhOS7IorKS2Fm! in Asia. It is also believed to be one of the few in the world that never criminalized homosexuality.

But, Vietnam still does not recognize same-sex relationships. LGBTI couples do not have the same rig[email protected]=iozG5z_g^^8H+*Sd)Jd-iQtq%$!P$sB9ghts 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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