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Added on: 11/10/2023
11/09/2023
TNT Music, which runs a chart show dedicated to K-pop, aired the music video for boy band Seventeen’s hit song “God of Music” and replaced the rainbow featured…

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Added on: 10/27/2023
10/26/2023
Seoul, South KoreaCNN — South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld a law banning same-sex relations in the military, citing a threat to combat-readiness, in a judgment decried by the…

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Added on: 09/18/2023
09/17/2023
In a society that prides itself on rapid technological progress and embracing modernity, it’s striking how resistant certain facets of South Korea remain towards change, particularly when…

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Added on: 09/08/2023
09/07/2023
Couple Kim Kyu-jin and Kim Sae-yeon became proud parents to their daughter Rani on 30 August, with Kyu-jin making history as the first openly gay Korean woman…

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Added on: 09/01/2023
08/31/2023
SEOUL – On Wednesday, Kim Kyu-jin became the first openly gay Korean woman to give birth. While the birth of her child is a unique event here,…

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Added on: 08/31/2023
08/30/2023
HONG KONG/TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – In Hong Kong’s highest court, five judges are deliberating whether to recognise same-sex marriages conducted overseas. Their decision, expected later this year,…

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Added on: 08/07/2023
08/06/2023
SEOUL – South Korea has spent billions of dollars on policies to boost its birthrate. But when Kim Kyu-jin and her wife wanted to have a baby, they…

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Added on: 08/05/2023
08/04/2023
South Korea has spent billions of dollars on policies to boost its birth rate. But when Kim Kyu-jin and her wife wanted to have a baby, they…

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Added on: 07/02/2023
07/01/2023
Tens of thousands attended South Korea’s largest annual LGBT festival on Saturday, vowing to continue fighting for gay rights after the Seoul city government denied them a…

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Added on: 02/24/2023
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA  — When a South Korean court this week delivered the country’s biggest legal victory for marriage equality, Kim Yong-min was immediately aware of how much…

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Added on: 02/21/2023
Responding to a South Korean High Court decision ordering the country’s national health insurance service to resume coverage for a partner in a same-sex relationship, Amnesty International’s…

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Added on: 11/29/2022
11/28/2022
Lesvos rolls out of bed each morning before the sunrise, heads to work, then punches her time card at exactly 6 a.m. By day, she’s a chef…

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Added on: 11/26/2022
11/25/2022
In a victory for LGBTQ rights, South Korea’s supreme court ruled that transgender people have the right to change their legal sex status, regardless of whether they…

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Added on: 10/30/2022
Rev. Lee Dong-hwan’s fight to reverse the decision by the Korean Methodist Church to suspend him for two years for blessing LGBT people in 2019 came to…

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Added on: 07/16/2022
07/16/2022
Thousands of South Koreans took part in an LGBT festival in downtown Seoul on Saturday, as Christian and conservative groups held a rally in protest across the…

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Added on: 07/14/2022
SEOUL, July 12 (Reuters) – South Korea is beefing up security for high-profile figures in light of the assassination of Japan’s former premier Shinzo Abe, officials said…

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Added on: 07/12/2022
Two men fall into each other‘s arms on a bed. This scene, which might have been nearly unthinkable on Korean TV only a few years ago due…

World Voices

Added on: 05/24/2022
Hunter Slingbaum (헌터 스링밤) 기자
Alturi Contributor
지난 10여년 동안, 한국은 광범위한 국제적 관심의 대상이었다. 한국 대중음악(케이팝)과 한국 드라마의 인기가 지난 몇년동안 천문학적인 수준에 도달하면서 한국은 세계적인 주목을 더 받게 되었다. 그러나 한국 대중문화에서…

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Added on: 04/21/2022
04/21/2022
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a military court ruling that convicted two gay soldiers for having sex outside their military…

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Added on: 04/19/2022
Hunter Slingbaum
Alturi Contributor
For the past decade or so, South Korea has been experiencing a surge in widespread international attention. The rise of K-Pop (Korean pop music) and K-Dramas (Korean…

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Added on: 04/19/2022
Hunter Slingbaum
Alturi Contributor
For the past decade or so, South Korea has been experiencing a surge in widespread international attention. The rise of K-Pop (Korean pop music) and K-Dramas (Korean…

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Added on: 01/08/2022
A Seoul court rejected a landmark lawsuit by a same-sex couple over shared health insurance benefits Friday, a ruling that advocates say highlights the challenges the lesbian,…

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Added on: 01/06/2022
A rendition of Lady Gaga’s LGBT anthem “Born This Way” with a missing lyric by a South Korean group on New Year’s Eve has caused controversy, with…

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Added on: 01/03/2022
The Seoul metropolitan government is facing criticism by some viewers for airing wrongly translated lyric subtitles for a dance performance of “Born This Way,” thus blurring the…

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Added on: 12/27/2021
The nation’s human rights watchdog will recommend sexual minorities be included in the government’s statistical and fact-finding surveys, concluding that Korea lacks any government-level efforts to learn…

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Added on: 10/07/2021
SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean soldier who committed suicide earlier this year after being dismissed by the army following gender reassignment surgery won a posthumous victory…

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Added on: 09/26/2021
A conflict is deepening between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organizers of the annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF), following the city government’s recent decision to reject…

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Added on: 09/17/2021
09/16/2021
LGBTQIA+ youth in South Korea are threatened by the country’s failure to enact non-discrimination provisions, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday….

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Added on: 09/15/2021
09/14/2021
People who have a gender identity that differs from the sex assigned at birth are known as transgender. While the term was something many avoided addressing, transgender…

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Added on: 09/15/2021
09/13/2021
This article can be read in Korean here. Receiving even the most basic of services can be difficult for Park Edhi, a South Korean woman living in…