Interview with founder of Viet Pride

Nguyen Thanh Tam, founder of Viet Pride.

Nguyen Thanh Tam, founder of Viet Pride. (Photo via


Vietnam held its first ever gay pride last year. However, there were a few drawbacks to the event. First, the 2012 Vietnamese pride did not have governmental authorization and second, the organization did not have adequate funding. This year, Viet Pride is trying to change all that. Nguyen Thanh Tam, the founder of Viet Pride 2013, spoke to 429Magazine on the challenges and hopes for her organization.

Thanh Tam is quoted as saying, “We can only hope for the best. This is not groundless hope, I think, because LGBT issues have received positive attention from various authorities including the Justice Minister who called for a non-discriminatory attitude towards LGBT issues on a national stage last year. Viet Pride is moving on that same path to raise awareness about sexuality and social tolerance towards LGBT people.”

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