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Vietnam accused of teaching young people that being gay is a ‘disease’ – Government has ignored laws intended to prevent stigma, discrimination and bullying, Human Rights Watch claims

Vietnam accused of teaching young people that being gay is a ‘disease’ – Government has ignored laws intended to prevent stigma, discrimination and bullying, Human Rights Watch claims

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  1. It’s true. My brother caught gay after he accidentally had sex with a bunch of men

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/13/vietnam-accused-of-teaching-young-people-that-being-gay-is-a-disease) reduced by 74%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Young people in Vietnam continue to be taught at home and at school that same-sex attraction is a "Disease" and a "Mental illness" that can be cured and treated, despite legislation designed to support and protect LGBTQ+ rights.

    > Students and teachers commonly use derogatory words, with teachers frequently referring to homosexuality as "Mental illness", and parents threatening violence, expulsion, or medical treatment if children are gay, according to in-depth interviews with 52 LGBTQ youth, teachers and other school staff in Vietnam.

    > Although the nation was heralded as one of the most progressive in south-east Asian , Vietnam has still not passed the bill required to enforce that law, which means discrimination against LGBTQ+ people largely goes unchecked, activists claim.

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  3. Another thing evangelicals have in common with authoritarian regimes.

  4. They got religion in Viet Nam?

  5. Click bait. So much disinformation here lol

  6. Disease doesn’t imply contagious but whatever. Continue to argue against straw men here. That’ll help your cause, for sure.

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