Are all Gays “Boys” in Vietnam?

Are all Gays “Boys” in Vietnam?

I don't need to give you any deep insight to the meaning of the word “gay.” I think most people will know that it has the archaic meaning of “happy.” When “gay” started to be used in English to mean “homosexual,” it was eventually exported as such to the rest of the world. “Gay” for “homosexual” is now a common word in many languages like German and Japanese and also now in Vietnamese. However, in Vietnam, the words “gay” or “boy” do not always mean the same thing.

Gay Vietnam

Gay Vietnam

Vietnam has become one of Southeast Asia’s most popular travel destinations. And certainly many gays are among those who visit this country. Most gay visitors, however, see Vietnam as only another Thailand. But I have to go directly to the point here: Vietnam is…