Luong The Huy, the first openly gay candidate for Vietnam‘s National Assembly, poses with a book about LGBT issues in his office in Hanoi. Photo: AFP Luong The Huy, the first openly gay candidate for Vietnam‘s National Assembly, poses with a book about LGBT issues in his office in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Luong The Huy, the first openly gay candidate for Vietnam‘s National Assembly, poses with a book about LGBT issues in his office in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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Vietnam’s first openly gay candidate sets sights on National Assembly seat in Sunday’s vote

  • Luong The Huy, 32, wants to boost the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, who have long felt discrimination in Vietnam
  • But getting his name on the ballot in a communist, one-party state where fewer than one in 10 candidates are independents was no simple task

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Luong The Huy, the first openly gay candidate for Vietnam‘s National Assembly, poses with a book about LGBT issues in his office in Hanoi. Photo: AFP Luong The Huy, the first openly gay candidate for Vietnam‘s National Assembly, poses with a book about LGBT issues in his office in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Luong The Huy, the first openly gay candidate for Vietnam‘s National Assembly, poses with a book about LGBT issues in his office in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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