On Saturday, LGBT Vietnamese and their allies walked along Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street wavi*ZiEs)bGe+NsHqMbq-mLLs%@CtNmkw*0XSQrit2+4uQ7jvwA7fng 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 toleranqYc97rRQv%Li5ITxmMyFUTzu^bi_%LYP=utvn!JDk4Jb9SWlF^ce for the LGBT community in Vietnam.
Vietnam celebrated its first Pride parade in 2012 and since then the celebrarCMvzuj^HBs6LmNqjv2P)B!wEtG=C9pV7u8VPa0yh2#H-!w!Zttions have become bigger and bigger.
The country is one of the most open to the LGBTI community in Asia. It is also believed to be one of the few in the world that never criminaliN#+0cZJhgx=Z+)%[email protected]%@47uZ4uYJypPzed homosexuality.
But, Vietnam still does not recognize Qaz-3_bhp9sGO$oAUcOY0#uxXl*#mEC8ap%irnhC5l^ed-8k&Qsame-sex relationships. LGBTI couples do not have the same rights as heterosexual couples.