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The long fight for LGBTQ inclusion at Tet Festival in Little Saigon

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Feb 8, 2019 8:00 AM 2+ mon ago

The long fight for LGBTQ inclusion at Tet Festival in Little Saigon

Hieu Nguyen and Mark Kirchner first met at Westminster's 2013 Tet parade. That was the year the Vietnamese American LGBTQ community was banned from marching by new organizers who had taken over that year.

Before Kirchner arrived, he attached banners onto both of his cameras: one was hand-made featuring a red felt heart with an equality sign on it, while the other had rainbow stripes.

When VROC participates in the Tet parade, Hieu Nguyen makes an effort to also shine the spotlight on multiple generations, including parents who support their LGBTQ children.

"O.C. didn't have a collective LGBTQ Vietnamese American identity then," says Nguyen. "So 2010 was all of these siblings from the other counties coming in and saying, `We want to march in the mecca of Little Saigon.'"

Understanding the importance of developing a unique Orange County identity, Nguyen ...

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