SEOUL, Jun. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival was held on Saturday in Seoul Square.
The festival for sexual minorities first began in 2000 with only 50 participants, but has since been expanding, attracting as many as 60,000 participants last year.
The festival expects that up to 70,000 participants attended the festival this year.
Festival organizers set up 74 booths for various agencies and groups advocating for sexual minorities.
The event began in the morning and reached its peak in the afternoon when the famous 4.5-kilometer parade was held.
At the opposite side of the square near the Deoksugung Palace’s Daehanmun Gate, protesters gathered to oppose the festival.
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