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Portion of S. Koreans Opposed to Homosexuality Dips Below 50 pct for the First Time

Portion of S. Koreans Opposed to Homosexuality Dips Below 50 pct for the First Time

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The portion of South Koreans who are opposed to homosexuality fell below 50 percent for the first time, a report showed Sunday, in an indication of Koreans’ growing openness to sexual minorities. In a 2018 poll of 8,000 Korean adults, 49 percent said that they cannot accept homosexuals, down [...]

Military Court Sentences Soldier to 6 Months Over Gay Sex

Military Court Sentences Soldier to 6 Months Over Gay Sex

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean army captain who was arrested during a controversial clandestine investigation into gay soldiers in the military received a sentence of six months of imprisonment suspended for one year at his final trial today, despite public calls for his release. Contrary to the widely parroted statement from South [...]

‘Gay Witch-Hunt’ Victim Jailed for 2 Years Despite Protests

‘Gay Witch-Hunt’ Victim Jailed for 2 Years Despite Protests

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a series of protests calling for his release, the South Korean army captain at the center of a controversial ‘gay inquest’ in the army was sentenced to two years in prison this Tuesday after a verdict was reached at the country’s general military court. The captain, whose name is [...]

13 Gay Rights Activists Nabbed after Anti-Moon Rally

13 Gay Rights Activists Nabbed after Anti-Moon Rally

SEOUL, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of 13 South Korean gay rights activists were detained on Wednesday after staging a surprise protest at the National Assembly against presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in over his latest remarks against homosexuality. The activists, both men and women, are accused of approaching Moon during a meeting with supporters [...]