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New Year Brings Inclusive Tet Parade

LBGT Tet Parade Contingent

January 31, 2014 marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year, the year of the Horse. Unlike last year’s parade, this year the parade organizers have decided to allow the participation of a group representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender members of the Vietnamese community.

Rain did fall on Tet Parade but Political Courage Ruled the Day

Jose Solorio standing with supporters of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations who were excluded from the 2013 Tet parade in Westminster. (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Sunday morning thousands of people celebrated the Lunar New Year by witnessing the procession of politicians, community leaders, organizations, and businesses participating in the 2013 Tet Parade. There were some notable elected officials absent from the parade this year, many specifically because of the decision to exclude the LGBT group…