Viet Pride 2013 – Strive with Pride

Viet Pride 2013 – Strive with Pride

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02 – 04 Aug 2013
Goethe Institut and other places

Detailed program and places at the end of the post.

From the organizer:

Viet Pride 2013 is an initiative to raise awareness for sexual diversity, empower sexual minorities and create a genuine dialogue in Vietnam.

Under the slogan “Strive with Pride” the organisers – in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Hanoi – this year put together a program rich in variety. During the weekend of 2nd to 4th August the visitors will have the chance to attend numerous events. Besides several film screenings on LGBT* issues, there will be open talk shows dealing with various topics (Passing on the inspiration, LGBT in the arts) with prominent guests like Maika Elan (World Press Photo award winner), Nguyen Ngoc Thach (author of several LGBT books), and Huynh Nguyen Dang Khoa (My Best Gay Friend sitcom). The highlight will be the show on Saturday with the designer Trung Anh, Top 6 of the Project Runway Vietnam. On Sunday, 4th August, the historic bicycle rally will be repeated as conclusion of the 3-day event, followed by happy hour drinks and board games in the evening at Hanoi Social Club!

LGBT is the accepted abbreviation for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans(gender)”.

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For further information, visit the program’s website.


Friday, 2nd August:
5.30pm l Opening Event
8.00pm l Film Screening: The Truth About Jane (US, 2000)

Saturday 3rd August:
9.30am – 11.00am l Talk Show: Passing on the Inspiration
Guests: Ngo Van Hieu (A/P Calgary University, Canada)
Nguyen Anh Thuan (USAID Pathways)
Nguyen Thanh Tam (Fulbrighter)

11.30am l Film Screening: Comme Les Autres (France, 2008)
1.30pm l Talk Show: LGBT in the arts: Writers and photographers whose artworks have raised awareness and contributed to social attitude change
Guests: Maika Elan (Photographer)
Nguyen Ngoc Thanh (Writer)
Huynh Nguyen Dang Khoa (Filmmaker)

3.30pm l Film Screening: Beautiful Boxer (Thailand, 2003)
5.30pm l Show with the designer Trung Anh, Top 6 of the Project Runway Vietnam

Sunday 4th August:
9.00am – 11.30am l Historic bicycle rally (Starting at Giang Vo Lake)
1.30pm l Film Screening: A Love to Hide (France, 2005)
3.30pm l Film Screening: Boys Don’t Cry (US, 1999)
7.00pm l Happy Hour and board games (Hanoi Social Club)

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Free admission for all events. 

Language: All activities are in Vietnamese and English.

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 4 37342251
Fax: +84 4 37342254
[email protected]


  1. Sự kiện diễu hành xe đạp muốn tham gia thì phải thế nào ? Chương trình có tuyển tình nguyện viên không ?

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