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Thousands Of People In Vietnam Took Part In The First LGBT Pride Parade In Two Years

Thousands of LGBTQ people and supporters of equal rights attended the first Hanoi Pride parade since the start of the pandemic in 2019 in Vietnam’s capital.
Thousands of LGBTQ people and supporters of equal rights attended the first Hanoi Pride parade since the start of the pandemic in 2019 in Vietnam’s capital on Sunday Sep. 25.
The Hanoi Parade was part of a week-long festival from Sep. 19 to 25 that celebrated LGBTQ people and rights.
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Participants rode colorful bikes throughout the capital.
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And chanted slogans to celebrate LGBTQ pride.
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In recent years, Vietnam has made progress in advancing LGBTQ rights, such as removing same-sex relationships from the list of forbidden relationships.
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In August, the country officially announced that being LGBTQ should not be considered an illness, bringing its health policy in line with those of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychiatric Association.
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The British Embassy was the main sponsor of the event, with the ambassador, Iain Frew, giving a short speech about the freedom to love whoever one chooses, according to the BBC.
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Diplomats from Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland also attended the event and shared their hopes in seeing Vietnam becoming more welcoming to the LGBTQ community.
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LGBTQ right groups are now campaigning for legislation that will allow the country to recognize same-sex partnerships.
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