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LGBTI Rights in South Korea


ADDED ON: 04/06/2021

Sexual minorities are often invisible’: meet Seoul’s only LGBT mayoral candidate

Oh Tae-yang was spurred to run for mayor by the deaths of high-profile LGBT figures, and has upset some in conservative South Korea Steven Borowiec in Seoul Mon 5 Apr 2021 19.52…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2021

North Korea’s ‘only openly gay defector’ finds love

Jang Yeong-jin's remarkable story as North Korea's only openly gay defector was covered by the international media after he published his autobiography. Now, almost a quarter of a century after fleeing the…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2021

South Korea’s first known transgender soldier found dead

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who protested the military’s decision last year to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home on…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

South Korean Gay Couple Sues National Health Insurer

A South Korean gay couple sued the state health insurer over canceling coverage based on sexual orientation last week, an activist group told the Yonhap news agency. Couple So Seong-wook and Kim…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

What Seoul mayor candidates have to say on LGBTQ festival

The issue of LGBTQ rights has come to the fore again in South Korea’s political circles, sparked by the recent remarks from one of the leading candidates to be Seoul mayor. The…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Discharged transgender soldier struggles to make a return

Byun Hee-soo, South Korea’s first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, is battling her way back into the Army. In January 2020, the…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

Seoul education office’s push for LGBT students protection faces opposition

Seoul education office’s push to protect LGBT students and eradicate discrimination at schools is facing opposition after the office released its 2021-23 draft plan to protect the human rights of students. In…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

South Korean firm suspends LGBT-hating chatbot over hate speech

A popular AI-driven chatbot in South Korea with the persona of a 20-year-old female student was taken down this week after it was accused of bigotry towards sexual minorities, the #MeToo movement…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2020

Pastor suspended for giving blessing at LGBT festival

The Korean Methodist Church has suspended Rev. Lee Dong-hwan for two years for holding a "blessing ceremony" at a queer festival in August last year, during which he gave a blessing to…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2020

This South Korean Pastor ‘Blessed’ a Queer Festival. He’s Now Being Investigated.

These days, Pastor Lee Dong-whan of the Glory Jeil Church doesn’t prepare for Sunday sermons or report to work at his church in Suwon, South Korea. Instead, he goes up an hour…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2020

From Kenya to Canada, support grows worldwide for homosexuality

Acceptance of homosexuality is rising broadly across the world, according to a survey published on Thursday, even as sharp divisions persist by region and economic development. Support has grown from as far…

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