All posts tagged "lgbt"

  • Kim Bo Mi (Yonhap)
    [HUFFPOST] Korea’s first-ever openly gay student council president interview

     BoMi Kim has been the student council president at Korea’s most prestigious university, Seoul National University, since late November. She is also the first college student council president to publicly reveal her sexual orientation in South Korea,...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Kim Bo-mi
    First lesbian student president elected at SNU

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A lesbian was elected Thursday as the student president of the nation’s top-ranked Seoul National University (SNU) for the first time in the school’s history. Kim Bo-mi, 23, who ran unopposed, was elected with...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • A woman, right, holds up a sign that reads, "Both parents are men, both parents are women. Our children are crying," beside an event supporter at the annual Korea Queer Festival (KQF) last week in Sinchon, northwestern Seoul. (Yonhap)
    [NPR] A Showdown Looms At South Korea’s Gay Pride Parade

    —  In Seoul, a gay pride parade 15 years in the running is at the center of heated controversy between LGBT groups and Christian activists, who threaten to do what it takes to stop the marchers....

    • Posted June 26, 2015
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  • kish
    Top Chef Kristen Kish attends LGBT Pride Month reception at the White House

    Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, center, and her girlfriend Jacqueline Westbrook, right, pose for photos during a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House, on Wednesday, June 24,...

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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  • LGBT pride parade in South Korea on June 7, 2014. (Courtesy of Cezzie901 via Flickr/Creative Commons)
    S. Korean police deny permission for LGBT parade

    By Kim Se-jeong Police have denied permission for a street parade highlighting the rights of sexual minorities scheduled for later this month in central Seoul, upsetting the event’s organizers. According to the festival organizer Monday, the Seoul...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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  • Hong Seok-cheon (Korea Times photo by Kim Jae-heun)
    Korea’s first openly gay celebrity turns his eyes to politics

    “If I am elected, it means the country has accepted my identity as a homosexual,” Hong Seok-cheon says. By Kim Jae-heun Korea’s first gay celebrity, Hong Seok-cheon, 45, hopes to become a leader of the Yongsan District...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • Gay rights opponents protest at Seoul City Hall on November 20, 2014. They blocked a meeting of experts who planned to hold discussions on protecting sexual minorities. (Yonhap)
    Gay rights opponents block hearing in Seoul

    By Lee Kyung-min The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) postponed a public hearing on gay rights Thursday after some 200 activists opposed to fair treatment of homosexuals stormed into the capital’s City Hall to stop the proceedings. SMG...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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