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VietPride Arrives in Saigon

Tomorrow, August 24th VietPride - "share the pride" will arrive in Saigon for the very first time.

The LGBT community has prepared a series of activities and events to raise awareness about sexual diversity and LGBT issues as well as to create an open dialogue about equal opportunities and sexual minorities in Vietnam.

VietPride 2013 started on the 2nd of August at the Goethe Institute in Hanoi with an exciting variety of events (film screening, talks, workshops, art exhibitions and a colourful bicycle rally). This year programme has been going through 10 different cities in Vietnam and it will end in Saigon on Sunday 25th.

Over two days, visitors can participate at events diverse in format and content centred on the idea of “pride”.

Sat 24 Aug @ Culture Labour House

All day - Community booths “Rainbow Hall” (LGBT representatives)

All day - Photo exhibition “Road to Equality” (LGBT events)

2 - 4 p.m. - Opening Ceremony with the theme of “5 years of Vietnamese LGBT community”, followed by a talk show with PFLAG Vietnam and allies (PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

4.30 - 7 p.m. - Music gala.

7 - 9 p.m.- Film screening and dialogue with filmmakers. 6 Vietnamese short films will also be projected, including “Dawn” and “Husbie opens the door”

Sun 25 Aug

8 a.m. - “Share The Pride” walk at Culture Labour House

11.30 a.m. - Closing Ceremony at Culture Labour House

9 - 11 p.m. - “Rainbow Night” at Hard Rock Café


24th - 25th August 2013

11:30am - 11pm

Culture Labour House | 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dist. 1

Hard Rock Cafe | 39 Le Duan Street, Dist. 1


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