For over two weeks (May 2 – 18), LGBT organisations in Vietnam, rolled out an impressive range of activities to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia, on a nationwide scale. The programme included an advocacy workshop with national stakeholders, a capacity building workshop for LGBT activists on storytelling, a roadshow with young people, an exhibition focused on lesbians, and a public event: Listen (music and candle light event in the center of Hanoi). Activists also presented study findings on same sex couples in Vietnam, and held a flashmob event & dissemination session during an IDAHO festival, co-hosted by the US Embassy. Music, the publishing of new reports and many other events marked the year’s commemorations.
The events were organised by ICS, the largest LGBT organisation in Vietnam. Read the detailled programme here.