People are Falling in Love with the Woman who Came Out on Vietnam’s ‘The Bachelor’
Having been on the air for almost 20 years, there are very few things The Bachelor contestants haven’t done. However, history was made recently when Minh Thu, a female contestant on the Vietnamese version of The Bachelor, professed her love for another female contestant, Truc Nhu. When Minh asked Truc to leave the show with her, Truc agreed.
A Tearful Rose Ceremony
After not receiving a rose from the man she had been competing for, Nguyen Quoc Trung, Minh slowly walked to him, with tears in her eyes. However, she wasn’t crying for him.
“I went into this competition to find love — and I’ve found that love for myself, but it isn’t with you,” Minh confessed to Nguyen. “It’s with someone else,” she continued. She then walked to the back of the room, where Truc was standing and asked, “Come home with me. Yeah?”
Though initially surprised, Truc agreed and the two women walked out of the ceremony room together.
“No two contestants on the show, which debuted in the United States in 2002 and later expanded overseas, have ever walked out of its elimination ceremony together,” reported The New York Times.
Naturally, the clip went viral on social media, with people from all over the world applauding these two women for their bravery to come out on TV.
Homosexuality in Vietnam
Homosexuality has been relatively accepted, in recent years, in Vietnam. In 2012, the country hosted its first ever pride parade. The peaceful occasion was a landmark event for the country. Furthermore, Vietnam was among one of the few Asian countries (in addition to South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Israel, Thailand, East Timor, Nepal, Georgia, Turkey, and Mongolia) to vote in favor of an independent expert to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the LGBT community on a global scale, in addition to find ways to properly protect them.