Participants of this year’s queer festival united as one, calling for equality and seeking to elevate the country’s level of human rights standards by abolishing discrimination. The 18th Korea Queer Culture Festival (KQCF), held in Seoul Plaza, Saturday, had more than 100 booths, run by human rights groups, embassies, companies and university clubs that support sexual minorities referred to as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). The event was attended by more than 70,000 people, the most ever for the annual event, according to the event organizer. The organizer will also screen queer films on Thursday for four days.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the first government agency to have participated in the annual event, said it would also attend next year’s event.
July 16 / Korea Times