South Korea

LGBTI Rights in South Korea


ADDED ON: 11/29/2022

South Korea’s LGBTQ community confronts crushing headwinds in fight for equality

Lesvos rolls out of bed each morning before the sunrise, heads to work, then punches her time card at exactly 6 a.m. By day, she’s a chef at a traditional Korean restaurant…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

South Korea’s supreme court rules on legal transgender recognition

In a victory for LGBTQ rights, South Korea's supreme court ruled that transgender people have the right to change their legal sex status, regardless of whether they have underage children. South Korea…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Penalized pastor vows to continue his fight for LGBT people

Rev. Lee Dong-hwan’s fight to reverse the decision by the Korean Methodist Church to suspend him for two years for blessing LGBT people in 2019 came to an end last week. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2022

Thousands take part in Seoul LGBT festival, protesters rally

Thousands of South Koreans took part in an LGBT festival in downtown Seoul on Saturday, as Christian and conservative groups held a rally in protest across the road. Dubbed Seoul Queer Culture…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2022

S.Korea steps up security after Abe killing, U.S. ambassador due at LGBTQ parade

SEOUL, July 12 (Reuters) - South Korea is beefing up security for high-profile figures in light of the assassination of Japan's former premier Shinzo Abe, officials said on Tuesday, including for an…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2022

LGBTQ streaming content influences Koreans’ perception of sexual minorities

Two men fall into each other‘s arms on a bed. This scene, which might have been nearly unthinkable on Korean TV only a few years ago due to negative attitudes toward homosexuality,…

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서울퀴어문화축제 – 한국 성 소수자 프라이드를 축하

한국을 상상하면 대부분 사람들은 강력한 퀴어 공동체를 생각하지 않다. 한국에서는 성 소수자 진전의 획기적인 사건들에 비해서 보수적인 문화와 우익성향의 종교에 대해 더 크게 보도된다. 그렇지만, 서울퀴어문화축제같은 단체가 퀴어 한국인 프라이드를 위한 길을…

ADDED ON: 04/21/2022

South Korea’s top court overturns convictions of gay soldiers

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a military court ruling that convicted two gay soldiers for having sex outside their military facilities, saying it stretched the…

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Seoul Queer Culture Festival – Celebrating Korean LGBTI Pride

South Korea is not traditionally known for its robust queer community. Its conservative culture and religious right-wing make far more headlines than landmark cases of LGBTI progress. However, this expectation is slowly…

ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

Seoul Queer Culture Festival – Celebrating Korean LGBTI Pride

  South Korea is not traditionally known for its robust queer community. Its conservative culture and religious right-wing make far more headlines than landmark cases of LGBTI progress. However, this expectation is…

ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

Gay South Korean couple lose equal coverage lawsuit against health insurer

A Seoul court rejected a landmark lawsuit by a same-sex couple over shared health insurance benefits Friday, a ruling that advocates say highlights the challenges the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2022

Is Korean media silencing LGBT voices?

A rendition of Lady Gaga’s LGBT anthem “Born This Way” with a missing lyric by a South Korean group on New Year’s Eve has caused controversy, with experts calling it “LGBT erasure.”…

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