Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?
Vietnam is one of the most LGBT-friendly Asian countries. Although they don’t enjoy legal protection or the right to marry, the society in general is open to LGBT, and they suffer from a relatively low level of discrimination. One of our former Ambassadors was openly gay, married, and shared his family life on social media. He was widely popular with Vietnamese people, and I think that helped raise the profile of LGBT rights. - Jul 2019
Indeed. Young modern Vietnamese culture is not judgemental at all about sexual orientation and there is every opportunity to mix with the local LGBT community - Mar 2016
See above. I suspect it can be difficult although I do think attitudes are shifting in younger generations. Or perhaps maybe I just hope? - May 2014
It's not very open, but it does exist here. - Jul 2011
I have gay friends who live here, and I believe there is a good scene for them but not widely accepted. It is seen by the government as a social ill. There are no gays in Vietnam! - Sep 2010
Super great for gay men, from what I have been told. Not sure about lesbian expats. It is best to come with your partner, I think. - Nov 2009
I think so, yes, there is a lively gay community but it is still perceived as unconventional in Vietnamese society. You would not know this by the bars at night, though! - Dec 2008