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Vietnam has no history of ever having laws against homosexual relations (a rarity worldwide), and southeast Asia with a few exceptions us very tolerant towards the lgbt community. This is wonderful news, although not surprising to me.
Call it pinkwashing if you like; it’s still a positive development, so far as it goes.
Oh lord. An Asian LGBT story. Yet another reason for a bunch of overtly patriotic Western queens to spill their laughable second hand knowledge on the Asian LGBT community, HIV, AIDS and Asian politics care of sailors and CNN streamers. Allow me to laugh in advance.
@Belize: Are you an ESL student? There’s always something a bit off about your English …
@Mr. Z: Mr.Z talking about English! you fucking America, you cannot even spell right.
@Belize: Yoiu are sweet and cool Belize xoxoxo.
The Orientals are not my cup of tea, but they are great with laundry, certain foreign dishes, and math.
@KARUADAM: That wasn’t meant to be a put-down; I was just wondering. Belize’s English simply happens to be somewhat … awkward at times.
@Brandon: And Caucasians are great with getting obese, being intolerant religious bigots, and… well… that’s about it.
As a Vietnamese, I’m quite surprised to see such bold and democratic action from the government toward the LGBT community. True, Vietnamese are not exactly hostile toward gay people. That’s the perk of being a (mostly) Buddhist country- there is no gay bashing or whipping for being gay. But like China, Japan or Korea, we are also built in a very strong foundation of Confucianism, where family is the biggest pressure. A lot of Vietnamese parents think: “yeah, I’m okay with gay people, as long as he/she is not my child.” Many parents still send kids to asylum even though the hospitals tried to convince them that “being is not sickness”. Just say hypothetically the deal is through, marry someone who is not an opposite sex of yours mean a cut from all family’s relationship you had. And I don’t think many of us are ready to do so.
@Brandon: It’s nearly impossible to go to a post about gay Asians without seeing a ridiculously racist and stupid comment like yours.
@KARUADAM: You might want to double check your grammar before you hit the submit button.
For those of you who have not really thought about orientals in bed let me tell you that Thailand has some of the most beautiful, natural bubble-butt boys born in Asia. I have had more than my share of Asian booty and welcome the Vietnamese response to marriage with the hope Thailand will follow.
Many of you are shouting “I am a lonely-ass queen with nothing to do with my life but troll the internet and spew venom at what I think I hate”. I can hear it in your comments. Check your tones people. Diversity makes the world go round. Regardless of whether one is sexually turned on or not by the people of that culture there is much more to a culture than sex.
I laugh at bigots knowing that within their own culture they do not feel that they belong. If the entire world turned gay and populated with no one else but their own racial/cultural kind they would still have a problem.
Please step out of the ancient, urine filled floors of the twnety-five cents video arcade booths and go have a cup of Starbucks coffee instead. And enjoy the surroundings while your at it (cruising Asians perhaps?).
“Orientals?” Really, dudes?
@Mr. Z: And you don’t know how to use semicolons. Did you go to college?
@Brandon: I bet you love Mickey Rooney in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
@dee-dee: Man, this is awkward.
@smithsmith30: I know, right? Who says orientals anymore? oriental is a rug
It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it is between two guys or girls all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!
Being black, left-handed or being gay is just as natural. Bibles and the torah which includes leviticus 18:22 should be immediately banned for promoting hatred against minorities; namely the gay community and the crosses removed from all schools and churches.
The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 against gays depict; rules for temple rituals or “P” … Priestly Rules & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public but to priests. Leviticus exists in the old testament & torah.
“It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people? Such a wicked fantasy.” To see the religious lunatics manipulate government and our lives is shameful.
this proposal is followed by the release of a number one box office receipt and gay movie in VN last year called “hot boy noi loan”. This movie was well received by many international film festivals and you can watch it on youtube with English subtitle…
The fact that countries like South Africa and perhaps now, Malawi, include sexual orientation in their constitution gives me hope that when countries like Brazil, Vietnam, and even Egypt can consider equality, not specious tolerance, maybe just one day, my queer in spirit grandchildren will live on a queer planet. Just hoping!
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