Vietnam soccer star and girlfriend celebrate wedding in LGBTQ sports first

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01/07/2024

Last year saw Vietnam feature at the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time in the national team’s history. The first weekend of 2024 has given the players further cause for celebration, with many in attendance at the same-sex wedding of one of their teammates — defender Tran Thi Thu — in Ho Chi Minh City. Thu’s happy day with partner Nguyen Thi Thuong is also a notable moment for LGBTQ representation in sports in the Southeast Asian nation. VN Express International reports: “This marks the first time a female Vietnamese football player has publicly married a partner of the same sex.” Thu played the full 90 minutes in all three of Vietnam’s games at the World Cup. The team struggled on its tournament debut, losing every match without scoring as they finished bottom of Group E.

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