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Being LGBT in Asia: Vietnam

This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Viet Nam. It is a product of the Viet Nam National LGBT Community Dialogue held in June 2013. The Dialogue brought together Viet Nam’s LGBT communities, alongside associated research and advocacy organizations, to discuss the legal, social, cultural, political and work environments faced by Viet Nam’s LGBT communities. The Viet Nam National LGBT Community Dialogue comprised two events: the National Conference of the Vietnamese LGBT Community, held in Ho Chi Minh City with about 30 participants, a closed meeting with only LGBT community members; and the National LGBT Community Dialogue, held in Ha Noi with about 40 participants that included CSO representatives, media and multilateral agencies. The Dialogue was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


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