A dialogue on legal and social challenges for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender (LGBT) community was held in Hanoi on June 5.
The first ever national dialogue drew the participation of social
organisations, United Nation (UN) organisations, development partners
and the LGBT community’s representatives nationwide.
at the dialogue discussed progress of the LGBT community in Vietnam,
as well as difficulties by the community in education, health care and
employment opportunities, and family, media, community and politic
LGBT representatives shared their successes
and difficulties in their life, family and society, and at school and
Social organisations presented projects to
raise public awareness on the LGBT community in the society and lessen
discrimination against the community.
The dialogue was
organised by the Information Connecting and Sharing (ICS), an
organisation of the LGBT community, within the framework of the project
“Being LGBT in Asia”, a regional joint initiative of the US Agency for
International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) to evaluate the real situation of the LGBT community in
Vietnam is among six countries participating in the project.-VNA