How Are Gay and Lesbian Travelers Received in Vietnam?
Vietnam is a relatively conservative country and relationships are considered a private affair, regardless of sexuality. Vietnamese people frown upon open displays of affection no matter what your orientation. Younger generations are open-minded and accustomed to all kinds of relationships.
Same-sex activity has never faced official government sanction, although it is still considered taboo. The Vietnamese government abolished the ban on same-sex marriage in 2015, although same-sex unions still do not have the same legal protections as heterosexual couples.
The gay scene in Vietnam is considered "quiet," although you can find a few gay bars and discos in larger cities. Ho Chi Minh City is the more liberal of Vietnam's major cities, and the best bet for finding establishments that cater to a gay clientele. As of 2012, Hanoi hosts an annual gay pride parade.
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