Gay photographic exhibition expected to be distinctive

Gay photographic exhibition expected to be distinctive

Under the sponsorship of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) is introducing a unique exhibition named “Moments of life” on Vietnamese male homosexual life from 21 – 25 November at Art Gallery, 45 Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

 
Homosexual man singing among his friends
 
The photo project is implemented in different provinces throughout Vietnam. Most of the photos are taken by the men who have sex with men (MSM), telling multiple aspects of their homosexual life, both in urban and rural areas. 
 
With the purpose to encourage MSM to share their experience in life, love, sex, HIV/AIDS and associated social issues, the exhibition is expected to bring about a comprehensive view of MSM and to diminish the prejudice against homosexuality that deeply embedded within Vietnamese society.
 
      
Homosexual men reading a HIV booklet
 
MSM is standing third among the HIV/AIDS high risk groups in Vietnam, after drug injection and prostitution. According to the world recorded number, of the 2-5% gay out of the whole world’s population, Vietnamese male homosexual community occupies around 2 million out of 44 million men in Vietnam. 
 
Male homosexual feature is not the only thing expected from the exhibition, the other cultural and social aspects of Vietnam will be conveyed through the lens of the MSM as well.
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