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LGBT Rights in South Korea


ADDED ON: 09/08/2018

LGBT Rights Activists Chant ‘We are Here’ at Incheon Rally Following Standoff with Protesters

LGBT rights activists, who gathered for a pride event in Incheon on Saturday, September 8, repeatedly chanted “We are here” before the event broke up, after a day that involved a standoff…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Anti-Gay Pride Petition Signed by More than 200,000 People in South Korea

More than 210,000 people have signed a petition posted on the website of South Korea’s presidential office calling for a gay pride festival to be canceled. The Seoul Queer Culture Festival is…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

Annual LGBT Fest Soon to Open Amid Strong Opposition

Supporters of sexual minorities will hold their controversial annual festival in downtown Seoul over the weekend, heralding a sharp confrontation with Christian and conservative groups that are strongly opposed to it. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

Rainbow Flags and High Heels: S. Korea Holds Debut Drag Parade

South Korea held its first ever drag parade this weekend, a small but significant step for rights activists in a country that remains deeply conservative when it comes to gender and sexuality.…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2018

K-Pop Breakout Star Addresses Sexuality in New Music Video

K-pop dominated the music scene in 2017 with boy band, BTS, becoming household names and chart-toppers on Billboard. However, one artist may be taking that spotlight with a new music video that…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2018

Even More LGBTI Athletes Added to Olympics in South Korea

The U.S. Olympic team competing in South Korea this year will have more out LGBTI athletes than have ever represented the nation at a Winter Olympics, and that contingent now potentially includes…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2017

South Korea: Tension Mounts Over Upcoming Pro-LGBT Event at Haeundae Beach

The first LGBT festival to take place in Busan this weekend is hiking up tensions between pro- and anti-LGBT groups, according to Haeundae Police on Tuesday. The possibility of clashes between the…

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