Tet parade: Gays marched, people applauded, all’s well

With the religious leaders’ boycott in the balance, the Vietnamese gay contingent marched in the Tet Parade and was just as well received and well applauded as everybody else, ending the controversy on an up note.

It’s not clear to the Bolsavik if, or to what extent, the call for boycott affected attendance. To the Bolsavik’s casual observation, the place seemed as crowded as last year, but then again the Bolsavik wasn’t counting.

Anyway, so everybody was marching and the audience was applauding. The GLBT contingent came in at number 70, right after the former South Vietnamese armed forces people, and the audience was applauding too. Reportedly there were about 3 or 4 people boo-ing at some point.

Two Christian activists showed up with large crosses that say “Are you ready?” It’s not clear if they’d be there anyway, or if they’re there because the GLBT people were there.

Anyway, in the next post, the Bolsavik will give the award for Best Elected Offical’s Parade Car. Tomorrow, the Bolsavik will post his photo collection. Meanwhile, here are a couple more pictures of the GLBT group.

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18 Responses to Tet parade: Gays marched, people applauded, all’s well

  1. idlehouse says:

    that’s my sister :)

  2. Viet Oracle says:

    Mr. Bosavik,

    Why do you focus on this tiny group and ignore the rest of the parade ?

    Trying to instigate something ?

  3. gossipsaigon says:

    five thousands people have decided to stay home to boycott those faggots…..

  4. Jung Kim says:

    Five thousand stayed home? No wonder the air was a lot fresher today. Completely fart-free. Nice.

  5. Boycott says:

    I told you to boycott that commie parade.

  6. Excellent Coverage. Thanks for showing that the Tet celebration was better for the participation of the LGBT contingent in the parade. THeir reception shows that the Viet communitiy respects all diversity and does not see it’s LGBT community as a disease that needs to be isolated and purged.

  7. Quynh says:

    Fantastic! Wish I had attended and brought my kids.

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  9. pho 75 says:

    I think everyone of us has at least one gay relative. So I am happy that the Tet parade is an inclusive parade.

    We Vietnamese are mostly very open minded EXCEPT FOR SOME RELIGIOUS CLOSED MINDS.

  10. Jung Kim says:

    # Jung Kim Says:
    February 13th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Five thousand stayed home? No wonder the air was a lot fresher today. Completely fart-free. Nice.

    Another wannabe ….just do not pollute your family’s kitchen area with your constantly gassy intestine exhaust pipe.

  11. tuanphucnguyen says:

    gossipsaigon, how would you like it when people called you “gooks” or ” chinks” ?

  12. Jung Kim says:

    Well, the message is clear: Nobody gives a rat’s ass about what the Hội đồng Liên Tồn think. I hope next year those bigots will come to their senses and just protest in silence AT HOME when everybody is sleeping.

  13. Jung Kim says:

    Jung Kim Says:
    February 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Well, the message is clear: Nobody gives a rat’s ass about what the Hội đồng Liên Tồn think. I hope next year those bigots will come to their senses and just protest in silence AT HOME when everybody is sleeping.

    Hey idiots Art & Bo May……….you kids want to become me Jung Kim?

    No, we need to disallow displaying any political signs …….. it’s a Tet festival for families to have a fun time…..not a demonstration march event!

  14. Billy says:

    Hey, does anyone have videos or photos of the parade floats in the 2010 TET parade? please upload. thanks.

  15. Please note! says:

    PTA Parent on February 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thank God we have leaders like Andy Quach who have raised the moral bar very high in the name of protecting our children. I am quite sure the women depicted on Andy’s award winning car reflect his high standards for decency and honor for “joyous cultural celebration.” The people of Westminster must be very proud of Andy Quach’s vigilant protection of its “All American City” status. Happy New Year to Andy and all of the Van Crew. You continue to make those of us in the Democratic Party thankful you are not one of us.

  16. Jung Kim says:

    Yes you should be proud of your president OBama and his big stimulus check………… paying top US banker’s fat bonus checks.

    Who needs a job/ needs to work when $787 billion stimulus check is in mail? …..just keep waiting for the government bail out check signed by Obama.

    It’s good to have Democrats in charge.

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