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LGBTI Rights in South Korea


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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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Queer South Koreans Hope for an Anti-Discrimination Law to End Decades of Discrimination

This article can be read in Korean here. Receiving even the most basic of services can be difficult for Park Edhi, a South Korean woman living in the country’s capital Seoul. Because…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

South Korea: Lawmakers must seize chance to pass landmark anti-discrimination act

Responding to the introduction of yet another bill that seeks to forbid discrimination across South Korean society, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, Suki Chung, East Asia Campaigner at…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2021

Members of the LGBTQ community share reality of being queer in South Korea

“I went to this bar and they were doing this competition. And then I was like ‘Oh shit! It exists here, that’s so cool. I have been watching [Rupaul’s] Drag Race and…

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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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