Transgender performer La Kim Quyen of the ‘Sai Gon Tan Thoi’ LGBT troupe during a lotto show in Binh Duong province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: AFP Transgender performer La Kim Quyen of the ‘Sai Gon Tan Thoi’ LGBT troupe during a lotto show in Binh Duong province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: AFP
Transgender performer La Kim Quyen of the ‘Sai Gon Tan Thoi’ LGBT troupe during a lotto show in Binh Duong province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: AFP

In Vietnam, ‘lotto’ shows help boost tolerance of marginalised LGBT community

  • Hundreds of LGBT performers in the country have found confidence, and a way to earn a living, through a form of entertainment similar to bingo
  • Vietnam is seen as relatively progressive on LGBT issues, though misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity is rife

Topic |   Vietnam
Transgender performer La Kim Quyen of the ‘Sai Gon Tan Thoi’ LGBT troupe during a lotto show in Binh Duong province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: AFP Transgender performer La Kim Quyen of the ‘Sai Gon Tan Thoi’ LGBT troupe during a lotto show in Binh Duong province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: AFP
Transgender performer La Kim Quyen of the ‘Sai Gon Tan Thoi’ LGBT troupe during a lotto show in Binh Duong province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: AFP
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