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Video contest on LGBT issues opens

Update: March, 30/2016 - 09:11
Young people hold signs with words of thanks to the National Assembly for recognising the right to change one’s sex and gender marker for legal identification. -- Photo

HÀ NỘI —A video contest about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, entitled “No limited love,” was launched today in Hà Nội.

The contest has been organised by the Centre for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) and the Embassy of the United States of America in Việt Nam.

The contest aims to search for unique and impressive video clips about the LGBT community’s dreams and hopes about leading a normal life, with love and respect from their family members and the community.

Each video clip should be five to seven minutes long.

The organisers will accept entries until May 21 this year.

About 10 video clips will be awarded by the end of June, with the prizes ranging from VNĐ3 million to VND5 million (US$130-$660).

More details about the contest are available on the website

Nguyễn Vân Anh, director of the CSAGA, said each action, although small, would add strength to destroy wrong preconceptions and discrimination of the LGBT community.

The National Assembly of Việt Nam passed in November last year the Amended Civil Code, which recognises the right to change one’s sex and to change the gender marker for legal identification.

Việt Nam is the sixth country in Asia -- and the second in Southeast Asia -- to allow gender reassignment surgery and to recognise transgender people. — VNS

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