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August 16, 2012

Five years ago, the media in Vietnam regular reported on the social evil of homosexuality, now the government are looking into legalizing same-sex marriage, Gay Star News talk to the man who made it happen

Earlier this month the news that Vietnam might become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage made headlines around the world. The news appeared to come out of nowhere, as no-one expected the socially conservative one-party state to be so progressive.

In an interview with Gay Star News Le Quang Binh, the director of the first LGBT rights organization in Vietnam, reveals the five year story behind this month’s headlines.

January 24, 2012

Lost In Paradise hopes to end homophobia in conservative Vietnam. But is gay equality any closer?

Thailand may have one of the hottest gay scenes in Asia, but in neighboring countries such as Vietnam, where many still view homosexuality as either an illness or a source of ridicule, the battle to win hearts and minds has been a slow one.

However, with the country’s economy flourishing and city dwellers becoming more prosperous, attitudes are beginning to shift and a Vietnamese movie featuring racy gay love scenes is helping to dispel prejudice.