South Korea

LGBTI Rights in South Korea


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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ADDED ON: 01/03/2022

Seoul government, Mnet dance around ‘Born This Way’ LGBTQ references

The Seoul metropolitan government is facing criticism by some viewers for airing wrongly translated lyric subtitles for a dance performance of "Born This Way," thus blurring the LGBTQ references of the song…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2021

Rights watchdog to recommend gov’t collect statistics on sexual minorities

The nation's human rights watchdog will recommend sexual minorities be included in the government's statistical and fact-finding surveys, concluding that Korea lacks any government-level efforts to learn about the demographics and current…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

Posthumous Victory for S. Korean Transgender Soldier as Court Tells Army to Annul Dismissal

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean soldier who committed suicide earlier this year after being dismissed by the army following gender reassignment surgery won a posthumous victory on Thursday, as a court…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2021

Conflict deepening between Seoul gov’t, LGBT festival organizers

A conflict is deepening between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organizers of the annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF), following the city government's recent decision to reject the latter's application to be…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

South Korea LGBT youth threatened by lack of non-discrimination provisions: report

LGBTQIA+ youth in South Korea are threatened by the country’s failure to enact non-discrimination provisions, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday. The report, entitled “I Thought…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Trailblazer in transgender treatment: Professor Hwang Na-Hyun of KUAH

People who have a gender identity that differs from the sex assigned at birth are known as transgender. While the term was something many avoided addressing, transgender people have become a part…

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