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South Korea Lgbt Rights

'Gays Can Marry, Too, In Our Society'

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Gay Voices

By Jane Chung SEOUL, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Gay South Korean film director Kim Jho Gwang-soo symbolically married his long-term partner on...

South Koreans Sing Against Homophobia (VIDEO)

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

A few weeks ago I was invited to watch the taping of a video for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Seoul. More and more Koreans are stepping forward in support of LGBT rights, and over 100 Koreans (some gay, most straight) were involved in this production.

Kissing In A Bamboo Closet

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

At a train station in Daejeon, I linger over goodbye. It has already taken a few hours. I don't want to leave. The speakers announce that it's time to head to my platform. Chris doesn't need my translation to know it's time to go. He leans in for a kiss. "I can't," I say, gently pushing him back.

'I Love It When You're Wrong'

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

I had hoped that my time in D.C. working on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) would go unnoticed while I took time off to teach in Korea. Google is my enemy, however, and my co-workers had a decent idea of who I am before I even stepped off the plane.