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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 [...]

Online Queer Parade Struck by Radical Feminism

Online Queer Parade Struck by Radical Feminism

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Self-proclaimed ‘feminists’, or radical women advocacy groups, have sparked controversy after criticizing an event for sexual minorities. Dotface, a media startup, recently organized an ‘online queer parade campaign’ after this year’s queer culture festival was postponed due to the coronavirus. This year, a new sentiment of self-proclaimed ‘feminists’, apart [...]

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 [...]

More Prejudice Against Sexual Minorities than Migrant Workers and N. Korean Defectors

More Prejudice Against Sexual Minorities than Migrant Workers and N. Korean Defectors

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Koreans’ prejudice against sexual minorities is more serious and explicit than other minority groups such as migrant workers and North Korean defectors, a recent study showed. A survey of 1,000 adult men and women nationwide conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) from Oct. 21 [...]

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 [...]

Sexual Minorities Call for Deletion of Gender Designation on Electoral Register

Sexual Minorities Call for Deletion of Gender Designation on Electoral Register

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Ahead of the April 15 parliamentary elections, there have been calls for the removal gender designations from the electoral register to prevent sexual minorities from having their basic rights violated. The Rainbow Action, an activist group for sexual minorities, held a press conference in front of the National Human [...]

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

Students Who Wore Rainbow Clothes to Chapel Class Win Court Case Against University

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Wearing rainbow-colored clothes that symbolize the human rights of sexual minorities, students attended chapel classes. These students were punished by the school, but the court ruled that punishment meted out by the university was unfair and unjustified. On Thursday, the Seoul Eastern District Court nullified all disciplinary measures and [...]