Graffiti in Haebangchon, Seoul, South Korea. © Matt Lemon Photography. All Rights Reserved.
“Hate is one of the causes for the lack of social and economic development of new generations.” – Statement by the Unhate Foundation
Striking example of the struggle between tolerant and prejudiced forces in contemporary Korean society. The photos were taken between late January and mid-May 2012. To get a general idea about LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) rights in South Korea, click here.
LGBT Rights in Korea: “Not Now, Later”
At a gender equality forum on February 17, … a woman stormed into a legislative forum demanding sexual minorities’ issues be addressed, only to be told by bureaucrats, “Later. Not now for you—wait!” The unnamed demonstrator called out [presidential candidate] Moon [Jae-in]’s hypocrisy, stating “I’m a woman and I’m homosexual. If you argue that you’re a feminist but do not ’support’ homosexuality, then do you think my rights as a human being can be cut down by half? Are you saying that you support my rights as a woman but do not support my rights as a homosexual?” She was greeted with jeers from Moon’s supporters and indifference from the politician himself. – Dan Avery for NewNowNext [March 8, 2017] | Continue reading