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University Rejects Permit for Banner with “Sexual Minority”

University Rejects Permit for Banner with “Sexual Minority”

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — At Soongsil University, another school conflict is brewing, this time over the installation of a banner with the phrase “sexual minority.” The university did not follow the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), South Korea’s human rights watchdog, to correct an earlier decision and allow students [...]

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 [...]

Sexual Minority Students in Korea Try Hard to Make Their Voices Heard

Sexual Minority Students in Korea Try Hard to Make Their Voices Heard

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A transgender victim has filed for a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on October 22. Human rights advocacy groups representing the interest of sexual minorities held on the 23rd a press conference in front of the commission’s office and said, “Forcing a transgender military conscript [...]