And, that difference creates isolation and, for too many, the belief that they are alone in the world.“I was raised in the Vietnamese countryside, where being gay is something strange, and the gay kids have no idea about who they are and how many people like them are out there.
Sexual offenders take advantage of naive children to sexually abuse them because children are not wary of their relatives or of people they know.
Around the world, millions of young queer folk know they are different.
A victim’s family fears the incident will harm the future of their child while an offender’s family fears that they will be scorned by the public.
Most child sexual abuse offenders are relatives and acquaintances of victims’ families.
Cuộc sống đôi khi thật đơn giản,không phải là điều gì đó quá cao siêu.
Bởi đơn giản chính là trí huệ,sống đơn giản sẽ mang đến niềm vui,hạnh phúc mà người ta không ngờ tới.
I want to help more young queer people to feel connected and not have to be alone.”Hanoi Queer began as an informal chat group where queer young people could meet to expand their social circle.
In the two years since its founding, the organization has grown to include 26 volunteer coordinators organizing multiple social events each month featuring queer cinema, stand-up comedy, and karaoke.
Below is an interview I conducted with one of those victims who managed to return from a brothel in Cambodia and is now under the care of Pacific Links. AN GIANG PROVINCE, Vietnam - My name is Bong Nguyen. So another girl and I, we decided to go to Ha Tien province just for a few days but we planned to come back. She was waiting for more girls to show up to ship us to Malaysia.
But the guy that I met on the Internet called again and said that we should go to Cambodia to work and make money. The white powder kind and the kind that you inject. She collected money from the girls who were working, and she sold white drugs to them to smoke.
In April, the colour and ceremony on Nguyen Hue had been for a more predictable occasion: the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the unveiling of a new statue of Vietnam's revolutionary hero, Ho Chi Minh. Indeed, for a while, Nguyen Hue felt a bit like a LGBT Disneyland.