Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people Society

Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Vietnam has faced legal barriers as the law currently only recognises two genders, without any acknowledgement of other gender identifications or of same-sex marriage, said Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Department of Law under the Ministry of Health.
Vietnam and LGBT rights: Making strides Society

Vietnam and LGBT rights: Making strides

Vietnam has seen a radical change in lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the last decade as the State has made significant steps to protect rights and equality.
Rainbow flag movements make inroads in Vietnam Society

Rainbow flag movements make inroads in Vietnam

The rainbow colours, a widely-recognized symbol of LGBT people, have become popular among Vietnamese and it is not uncommon to see rainbow flags pinned to shirts and on car bumpers in the country.
Largest event for LGBTQ community underway in Hanoi Society

Largest event for LGBTQ community underway in Hanoi

Hanoi Pride 2017, the country’s most anticipated event for the LGBTQ community, opened on September 18 and runs until September 24 with a series of exhibitions, discussions, film screenings, a bike rally and walking march.
Politics

NA deputies hear draft law revisions

National Assembly (NA) deputies in the morning of May 27 discussed draft revisions to the Law on Housing and the Law on Real Estate Trading during the 13th NA’s ongoing seventh session.
Legislator: Compulsory medical insurance for all Politics

Legislator: Compulsory medical insurance for all

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu told the NA Standing Committee at the opening of their 24th session in Hanoi on January 13 that medical insurance should be made compulsory to cover the whole population.
Politics

NA reviews draft marriage, health insurance laws

The draft revised Marriage and Family Law and the draft Law on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Law on Health Insurance drew the most attention at the National Assembly’s sitting in Hanoi on November 14.
Society

Homosexuals face violence in their own homes

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people (LGBT) are still discriminated against in Vietnam and are often exposed to violence from their parents and family members, sociologists warned at a recent conference.