Homosexuality in Vietnam
...Homosexuality in Vietnam Like other South East Asian countries Vietnam is also not absolutely tolerant of homosexuality. The past decade, however, has seen more tolerance regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, and it has become easier for gays and lesbians in Vietnam to openly claim their sexual orientation. In 2002 the Vietnamese government called homosexuality a “social evil”. In fact, they were so much against gays and lesbians that a short term campaign was launched against them. It needs to be mentioned, though, that homosexuality has not exactly been absolutely illegal there according to Vietnamese law. Prostitution, however, is against their law... from the...