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Loan & Daughter

Loan & Daughter

One Way Ticket

As Told By: Loan Nguyen

Journey

  • My Name is Loan Nguyen
  • I am based in New York City, NY, USA
  • This story is about me
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  • Resettlement Location: Denver, CO, USA
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    My Story

    Cô Loan was born in Saigon and left Vietnam with her family on April 30 1975, the exact day when the South Vietnamese Army surrendered, bringing an end to the civil war in Vietnam. She was 11 years old and would face many new challenges as her family tries to adjust to a new country. But her greatest challenge came much later in her life, when she learns about her daughter with transgender experience. A term she knew nothing about. She shares her journey of trying to understand and accept, during a time when she felt her life had hit rock bottom. This is a beautiful story of a mother’s love and determination and her passion to help other families through PFLAG NYC, a family-based organization committed to the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. 

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