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.
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.