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Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras

Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras

The Australian Embassy is teaming up with city officials in Hanoi to bring the South East Asian capital it’s first Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebrations will run through February and March as the Sydney festival does, celebrating Australian, Vietnamese and LGBTIQ culture. Australia’s ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick told SBS celebrating and promoting equality is […]

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Vietnam ends ban on same-sex marriage

Vietnam ends ban on same-sex marriage

  Vietnam have kicked off 2016 by ending the nations ban on same-sex marriages. The Vietnamese government revoked the legislation that once banned marriages for same-sex couples on January 1st this year. There is no legislation in place that ensures same-sex marriages will be legally recognised, though the move is a step forward for Vietnam’s […]

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TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

Concerns over the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have risen as New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the deal would extend patents on many medications. “The government will have to pay for the original drug rather than the generic for a little bit longer,” Mr Key said, according to gaynz.com. […]

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Vietnam to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

Vietnam to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

For a country that just a few years ago listed homosexuality as a ‘social evil’, it has definitely come as a surprise for some that Vietnam is working to legalise same-sex marriage.  If the Vietnam Communist Government legalises same-sex marriage, it will be the first country in Asia to do so. It is believed this […]

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