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Four in Ten Asian Executives Say Being Openly LGBT Would Hinder One’s Career, According to New EIU Research

Four in Ten Asian Executives Say Being Openly LGBT Would Hinder One’s Career, According to New EIU Research

HONG KONG SAR, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) - Asia is the new global battleground for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Our recent study, Pride and Prejudice: The next chapter of progress, sponsored by Manulife, Barclays and Nomura, captures the opinions of 359 full-time employees at companies across seven economies—China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore [...]

Solidarity Remains in the Spot Where LGBT Ad Was Torn Apart

Solidarity Remains in the Spot Where LGBT Ad Was Torn Apart

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A solidarity movement is spreading in the wake of the news that a ‘No Discrimination Against LGBTs’ advertisement posted in a Seoul subway station was torn apart. Rainbow Action, an activist group fighting for human rights for sexual minorities, posted an ad titled ‘Sexual minorities exist in your everyday [...]

Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Far-right Christian groups are obstructing the works of the National Assembly with protests against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals. Representatives at the National Assembly in charge of submitting or processing bills related to human rights protection are constantly hindered by these groups, who call the bills ‘legislation [...]

Korean Methodist Pastor Faces Church Court Trial After Blessing Sexual Minorities

Korean Methodist Pastor Faces Church Court Trial After Blessing Sexual Minorities

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean Methodist pastor who blessed sexual minorities by sprinkling flower petals over them at a Queer Culture Festival has been put on trial in a church court for ‘advocating homosexuality.’ Even within the protestant church communities which have a strong conservative theological background, it’s unusual for a pastor [...]

LGBT Activists Call on Sexual Minorities to Get Tested for Coronavirus

LGBT Activists Call on Sexual Minorities to Get Tested for Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Hatred towards sexual minorities is spreading following a coronavirus outbreak at clubs commonly frequented by members of the gay community in Itaewon. Activists for the rights of sexual minorities are joining hands to ensure that gender minorities receive coronavirus tests without falling victim to discrimination and stereotyping. Seven activist [...]

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 [...]