I immediately froze. I was panic stricken. He was trying to make a joke, but it took everything I could not to burst into tears. I busted out of the closet when I was in 6th grade. I have never hidden my identity from anyone, until now.
Flowerboys and the appeal of 'soft masculinity' in South Korea
South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York City - Idealist
CNN On a brightly lit stage, two male K-pop stars with glowing skin and perfectly coiffed hair are nibbling either end of the same long, chocolate stick. More Videos What is it like to be gay in South Korea? As the stick gets smaller and smaller, they get closer and closer -- and eventually a fellow K-pop idol pulls them into a kiss. In South Korea's glitzy, highly manufactured music industry, these kinds of scenes are not uncommon. As long as it's only for show, that is.
Gay in South Korea: 'She said I don't need a son like you'
A man wearing make-up on the street may elicit unwelcome glares, questions about his masculinity and even his sexuality. But in South Korea, ideas about how to look good as a man are changing attitudes and influencing the world, as the BBC's Saira Asher reports. When the BBC posted a video about the make-up routine of a year-old YouTuber in Seoul on Facebook, the reactions ranged from intrigued to downright vitriolic.
The LGBT community must address this. R acism is a serious problem within the LGBT community and needs to be addressed. Despite the determination of many minority ethnic LGBT people to do just that, it is not happening.