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Transgender woman realises fashion dream

Tran An Vi has been popular in the LGBT community in Ho Chi Minh City not only for her active role in social work but also for her deep passion for fashion and design.

Health ministry stresses homosexuality not a disorder

The Ministry of Health has underlined that homosexuality is not a disorder, demanding rectification of medical centres and experts who say they can “cure” homosexuality.

Transgender couple on the challenges of parenting

Minh Khang and Minh Anh have become the first transgender couple in Vietnam to naturally have a baby. Their daughter, Thien An, was born two weeks ago at a hospital in Dong Thap Province.

Conductor Nguyen Thi Hai Yen: Using music to convey love to the community

Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, the conductor of Da Dang (Diversity) Choir, has persisted with bringing opera and chorus closer to audiences as well as making opportunities for non-professional art practitioners to perform as real artists.


Vietnamese films to shine at Busan Int’l Film Fest

Vietnamese films Thưa Mẹ Con Đi (Goodbye, Mother) directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh and Anh Trai Yêu Quái (My Annoying Brother) directed by Vu Ngoc Phuong will be presented at the Busan International Film Fest on October 3-12.

'Goodbye Mother' embraces, bids farewell to prejudices

It is not often that a movie keeps you on the edge of your seat while reducing you repeatedly to tears.This is what “Thưa mẹ con đi” (Goodbye, mother) did to me.

Life’s no drag for the Queens of Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mirror space is at a premium at a bar on the edge of the Old Quarter. But only on one particular night.

A new safe place for the LGBT community

Eight years ago, a 24-year-old man from the Mekong Delta Province of Dong Thap, who identified as gay at the time, decided he wanted to change his gender.

Gay community stirred up for same-sex wedding ban removal

 VietNamNet Bridge - Many gay couples expressed their excitement and planned their weddings after they knew that Decree No. 110 eliminated the same-sex wedding from the ban list.

Weddings of two gay couples organized at “I Do” Festival

 VietNamNet Bridge – On Sunday morning, October 27, hundreds of people took part in the "I Do" Festival in front of Hanoi’s Thong Nhat Park to support marriage equality.

Remorseful mother's story promotes gay rights

 VietNamNet Bridge – When Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, mother of a gay man who now lives and works in the Philippines, came to the realisation that she had been treating her only son unfairly for years, it was almost too late.

UN congratulates gay rights progress in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has made great progress in recent months towards eliminating stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the United Nations has said.