'Open' exhibit targets closed hearts and minds

Published: December 15, 2009

‘Open’ exhibit targets closed hearts and minds 

Many visitors stood looking at a frame with the words "I’ll turn left, mother." These words are from a letter famous among the community of lesbians in Vietnam, written by a girl to tell her mother the truth about her being gay. The last week’s exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 featuring pictures of gays and lesbians was themed "Open", with the aim of reducing prejudice against people based on their sexual preferences.

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