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Beer Maker Releases Rainbow Advertisement to Support Queer Festival

Beer Maker Releases Rainbow Advertisement to Support Queer Festival

SEOUL, Jun. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean beer maker Oriental Brewery Co. (OB) posted an advertisement supporting sexual minorities on the occasion of the 20th Seoul Queer Culture Festival on Saturday. In fact, OB has become one of the top corporate supporters of sexual minorities among South Korean companies. Cass, the flagship lager beer brand [...]

Annual LGBT Fest Soon to Open Amid Strong Opposition

Annual LGBT Fest Soon to Open Amid Strong Opposition

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Supporters of sexual minorities will hold their controversial annual festival in downtown Seoul over the weekend, heralding a sharp confrontation with Christian and conservative groups that are strongly opposed to it. The 19th Korea Queer Festival will open at Seoul Plaza at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, the event’s organizer said [...]

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

LGBT Group Releases Guidebook for HIV and AIDS as Teenage Patient Numbers Grow

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An LGBT group including adolescent members has released a guidebook on HIV and AIDS as the number of teenagers suffering from the condition continues to rise. The guidebook ‘Key to 20 Answers’ published by South Korean LGBT group DDingDong outlines 20 major questions concerning both HIV and AIDS and answers [...]

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 [...]

LGBT Activists Walk Seoul Streets in Traditional Attire of Opposite Sex

LGBT Activists Walk Seoul Streets in Traditional Attire of Opposite Sex

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A handful of LGBT activists marched through Insa-dong, central Seoul, on Thursday at noon. But unlike usual LGBT parades and assemblies, they held no pickets, nor did they scream for equal rights. Instead, they wore hanbok, Korea’s traditional clothing, although for members of the opposite sex.  The march was [...]