Hanoi hosts seminar on same-sex and transgender

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Hanoi hosts seminar on same-sex and transgender

(VOV) -The first dialogue on legal and social challenges facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) community in Vietnam was held in Hanoi on June 5.

The event was organised by the Information Connecting and Sharing Centre (ICS) group, a Vietnamese organisation for the LBGT community, as part of the Being LBGT in Asia project.

It was initiated and sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to review the living standards of LBGT people in the region.

Vietnam is one of six countries in Asia taking part in the project.

Participants discussed the development of the LBGT community as well as difficulties that it face in education, health care, jobs, domestic issues, media, society and politics.

Social organisations presented projects to raise public awareness and reduce discrimination against LGBT people.

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