From the OC Register:
Vietnamese history has included a prolific and respected gay author, an emperor who was widely reported to be a homosexual and cross-dresser and spiritual shamans who cross-dress as women during rituals, said Natalie Newton, a UC Irvine junior fellow in the department of anthropology. “What is happening is, we set up this dichotomy where being gay is inauthentic Vietnamese, and that's not true. Our homosexual and transgender history (started) long before our history of homophobia,” said Newton, who created an online Viet LGBT History Campaign website during this year's Tet Parade controversy.

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