Homosexuality is not illegal and increasingly recognized in Vietnam. Although same-sex marriage is not yet legalized, many Vietnamese, especially the young people, have a more positive attitude towards gays and lesbians with more and more people willing to admit that they are homosexual. In fact, several movies on this theme made by Vietnamese local producers have won great international prizes and award.
Like some other Asian countries, Vietnamese men wear pink often and that should not be mistaken for being queer. In general, most clothes are accepted but men should avoid tight-fitted clothes and make-up.
City dwellers tend to have more open-minded views towards sexual orientation and most queer-friendly bars and clubs are located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You would surely find address of those lively places on Lonely Planet guidebooks. Some suggestions could be Golden Cock and Apocalypse Now bar in Hanoi and Q bar in Ho Chi Minh City.
Despite much economic accomplishment, Vietnam still has a significant proportion of population living under the poverty line, resulting in an array of perplexing social issues.
You are yearning for seeing a different world, experiencing and learning new things; Vietnam is the right place satisfying your desire for discovery.
Although this should not prevent female travelers from the exotic land as Vietnam, women are suggested to follow some simple tips to ensure their safe and fanatic trips in the Asian country.