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Hundreds March In Third Vietnam Pride Parade - VIDEO

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Around 300 people took part in the third Gay Pride parade in Vietnam last Sunday, reports Australia News Network.

Demonstrations of any kind are tightly controlled in Vietnam, especially following riots in May in protest at China's placement of an oil rig in the South China Sea.

Although homosexuality remains taboo in Vietnam, there have signs of increasing tolerance of LGBT people in recent years including the removal of fines for same-sex wedding parties.  In 2012, the country briefly considered introducing same-sex marriage.

However, one of the parade organisers, Nguyen Trong Dung, said that LGBT people need to be "accepted by their families" before an end to wider prejudice is conceivable.

Check out a promotional video for VietPride 2014, AFTER THE JUMP...

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