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labrea_gwSeptember 25, 2012

Not Hot just struck me how much the world has changed while so much of it continues to carry out the same old stuff over & over.

This is a Flash mob party in HANOI of young gay people.

No the police didn't come and crack their heads open or fire tear gas.

Gay sex is legal between consenting adults in Vietnam they had their first Pride Parade this last year.

Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) has a very lively night life!

It's just not the thing that comes to mind when I think of HANOI! Maybe it's just my age!

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ninamarie(4Ont.)

Well, judging by their costumes and their faces (it is a picture, after all), it looks like we missed a really good party.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 7:09PM
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labrea_gw

We (the US) bombed the crap out of them to keep us from become brainwashed robots.
63% of Republicans believe there were WMD's in Iraq.
The number of Republicans who believe OBAMA is a muslim doubled since the last election & probably the same number credit his Pastor Reverend Wright for many of his erroneous political views!
CHANGES!

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:02PM
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elvis

Very colorful! Sounds like Vietnam is not exactly liberated though, in the matter of its gay population:

Viet Nam: Treatment of homosexuals, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services

"Legislation and treatment by authorities

While homosexuality is not illegal in Viet Nam (ILGA May 2009, 48; Homozen.com n.d.; Utopia-Asia n.d.b), homosexuals are not protected against discrimination (Pink News 26 Oct. 2007; Gay Times n.d.). Some gay travel sources note that homosexual conduct can be prosecuted for "undermining public morality" (ibid.; GlobalGayz June 2007; Utopia-Asia.com n.d.b). Gay news sources report that same-sex marriages are illegal (Pink News 26 Oct. 2007; Gay Times n.d.). According to Gay Times, gay marriage was banned in 1998 after officials failed to stop two lesbian weddings from occurring (ibid.).

In a 2 May 2008 article, the Ho Chi Minh City-based newspaper Thanh Nien quotes the head of the Hanoi-based STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS Prevention Center as saying that "[t]hose who are open about their sexuality cannot even get an ID card or work for public companies"; corroborating information on such restrictions could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, the United States (US) Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2008 states that there is "little evidence of discrimination based on sexual orientation" (US 25 Feb. 2009, Sec. 5).

GlobalGayz reports that police generally leave gay people alone, at least in Saigon (Jan. 2008). Further information on treatment by police could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate."

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Viet Nam: Treatment of homosexuals, including legislation, availability of state protection and support services, 8 January 2010, VNM103323.E, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4b7cee8e37.html [accessed 26 September 2012

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:14PM
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labrea_gw

Oh Thanks that was really helpful! I Wonder why the Government was considering Marriage equality in August. Must be a sneak Communist plot.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:35PM
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elvis

"I Wonder why the Government was considering Marriage equality in August."

Dunno. Maybe the info from the Canadian site is out of date?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:40PM
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labrea_gw

LOOK IT UP?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:46PM
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