Photos pretense lives, loves of gay accord

A new exposure exposition offers a finisher aspect into the regular lives and feelings of greek, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) grouping in War who act to receive from favouritism.

The exhibition entitled Mo-Bang-Yeu (Openness-Equality-Love) opened here yesterday gathering photos from three prior exhibitions on the lives of the nation’s LGBT community.

Mo (Openness) feature photos taken by members of the community themselves which were first presented to the public in 2009-10. While conditions have changed since then, the courage to be open to one’s true self and overcome fear remains the same.

Bang (Equality) tells nine stories about the relationship between the LGBT community and society, underscoring the desire for equality.

 Show of feelings: Visitors look at the photos at an exhibition focused on the lives of gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Show of feelings: Visitors look at the photos at an exhibition focused on the lives of gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Yeu (Love) is the journey of photographer Maika Elan (Nguyen Thanh Hai) to answer the question: what does gay love look like? The answer, through the photos, may disappoint some because it turns out that the love of gay people doesn’t look that much different from those of anyone else.

 Love is universal: An image depicts a homosexual couple

“Bang is enjoy, because all loves are equally honoured, and where there is bang there is a menage,” Hai said.

Finished her photos, homosexuals discover their individual moments and daily routines. From washing, intake, quiet, or modelling unitedly in nightclothes, to sharing activities with home members, Hai makes use of sunlit, shadower and the subjects’ facial expressions to light the compassion they finger for each opposite.

“The exhibition is a chance for LGBT people to express their ideas and opinions to everyone,” said Le Quang Binh, managing director of the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), the exhibition organiser.

“Through the exhibition, we hope that love can be the key to open the hearts of everyone, so that they can support LGBT people.”

Whether denied or accepted, opposed or supported, LGBT people were living and working with us, he said.

“Everyday, they love or hate, are happy or suffering. They are our children, our family, our friends, our relatives, our neighbours, our colleagues,” he said.
Luong The Huy, a member of the LGBT community, said he hoped that the exhibition would provide the public with more positive images of gays and lesbians, helping them exist more easily in society, with less discrimination.

“LGBT people form a normal, natural and integral part of every society and every culture,”

Huy said. “People should accept them and be kind to them.”

The exhibition runs through January 12 at the Thai Phien Flower Garden, on Thai Phien Street, next to the Vincom Towers.

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