The staff are bright, alert and very attentive to your every need, and speak English, French,German, Russian and Spanish. For a Cape Codder such as myself the GC Bar has the ambience of a very metropolitan atmosphere, yet has the down home cozy feelings like any bar in Ptown. The array of refreshments is beyond compare in this city of 7 million people. True, it fancies itself as one of the only openly gay-friendly bars in Viet Nam, it is usually packed with young and old Vietnamese workers and businesspeople along with throngs of foreign visitors and business people.
However, some sources note that homosexuals in Vietnam largely keep their sexuality hidden US 25 Feb. In particular, gay Vietnamese fear the "social stigma" associated with homosexuality Thanh Nien 20 Aug. Bong, a Vietnamese word meaning shadow Time 6 Oct. In addition, media sources note that Vietnamese face strict societal and family demands to conform by getting married and starting families Edge 13 Aug. GlobalGayz also interviews a gay man who opinions that lesbians "have it even worse than gay men" due to greater social and family pressure on women ibid. However, sources report that overt hostility towards homosexuals is not common GlobalGayz Jan. Sources report that the majority of Vietnamese are largely unaware of homosexuality US 25 Feb.
However, a night out in Hanoi is not complete without sitting back on plastic stools and enjoy bia hoi Vietnamese draft beer along the bustling streets. Read on to find out what to do at night in Hanoi. Legend Beer Hanoi occupies the third floor of a building in downtown Hanoi.
Home News Vietnam. BANGKOK—Communist-ruled Vietnam is home to an increasingly vibrant gay community, but homosexual men who "come out" and acknowledge their orientation are still subject to social stigma and workplace discrimination. Hanoi-based college student Vu Tung is one of a growing minority of openly gay men, and currently runs a support group for men who have sex with men in the capital. Instead, men who have sex with men tend to keep their preferences secret, even from close friends and family, living lives that appear to conform to heterosexual norms.