Our little version of Pride.

  • Karl

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    Today , August 5 , a group about 200 people rode their bicycles around the city with the LGBT flags and stuffs.
    This is the first time we do it.

    So many straight people have joined in this event too.
    People seems very supportive to this activity.
    And I hope the government will make a big change to us . Now they're considering and it's possibly that the same sex marriage will be legalized in around the next year to 2015, I guess.

    Just want to share some picsicon_biggrin.gif
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    Video , thanks meninlove icon_biggrin.gif
  • sailor_moon

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    Aug 05, 2012 6:42 PM GMT


    Are these images taken in Vietnam ? I love Ao Dai dress. They are beautiful.

    I'd like to go there once.


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    THE WHITE PRINCESS


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    Aug 05, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Looks like a very good time. It must make you feel joy and liberation to see these changes coming in your country.
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    Aug 05, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Cool!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • mizu5

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    Aug 05, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    ... I didn't look at where you were from and all I could think was, wow thats a large vietnamese population in support of gays in that city.

    But now that I knowww

    congrats! Looks wonderful!
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    Aug 05, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    This is awesome. I'm definitely going to tell my friends that HCMC had their first Pride Parade today!
  • Karl

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    Aug 05, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    zer0 saidThis is awesome. I'm definitely going to tell my friends that HCMC had their first Pride Parade today!

    thanks , actually this is Hanoi .
    HCMC havent had any activity like this yes but the LGBT community here are going to start a campaign on this November icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 05, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    Awkward moment when I have to delete my FB status and change HCMC to Hanoi. Oh well here it is before I deleted it:
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  • Karl

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    Aug 05, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    zer0 saidAwkward moment when I have to delete my FB status and change HCMC to Hanoi. Oh well here it is before I deleted it:
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    haha it's cool tho icon_razz.gif
    I think the Pride in HCMC will be much bigger than this one in Hanoi.
    Cant wait to see and join in.
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    Aug 05, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Congratulations!
    Getting goose-bumps thinking about how things sometimes change really for the good!

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    Aug 05, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    Thx for sharing Karl
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    Aug 05, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    I hope that we see photos of you on your bike in HCMC Karl icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 05, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    awesome!
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    Aug 05, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Awesome!

    It's great to see more countries trying to embrace diversity.
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    Aug 05, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    Congrats!! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 05, 2012 11:39 PM GMT

    x and o
    For Karl!

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    Aug 05, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    Forgive the stereotype but yet another sign of the entrepreneurial SE Asian: pedaling pride. That joke probably lost some in the translation, sorry: peddling pride.

    Which all got me into some wiki-ing...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Vietnam

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Asia#Asia
    Vietnam same sex activity: "Legal (no laws against homosexuality have ever existed)

    Interesting to see the timelines of movements and though it seems the modern struggle in the USA, where gay sex has been legal nationwide only since 2003, has been openly ongoing since Stonewall, it seems Vietnam, which never declared gay sex illegal, has been publicly demonstrating for our human rights only recently. Meanwhile, who knows when we might get marriage in the USA yet you might be just a year away. Perhaps easier to leap forward when you started off a step ahead.

    Analogous to the worldwide movement for rights for gay people might be the suffrage movement which gained women's rights to vote in Vietnam in 1946 with the USA in 1920.**

    It looks among the earliest to grant women's right to vote were ironically first the Isle of Man 1881; New Zealand & Cook Islands 1893; Australia 1902; & Finland 1906. Lastly have been Oman 2003; Kuwait 2005; UAE 2006.

    **http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_suffrage

    Today bikes & balloons. Tomorrow you'll be partying like it's 1999.
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    Aug 06, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    That is so cool, Karl!1
  • waccamatt

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    Aug 06, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing, Karl - it's nice to see things rapidly changing for the LGBT community in Vietnam.