As the Olympic Winter Games have started in South Korea and LGBT athletes have distinguished themselves, the country's LGBT community is trying to be recognized.
This year, a record number of LGBT athletes will compete at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea.
Kim Bo-mi, 23, was elected president of the student body of one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea with 86.8% of the votes. It is true that she was the only candidate, but her application could be rejected.
South Koreans were recently surprised and numerous complaints were filed with the Korea Communications Standards Commission following a kiss between two women in one of the most popular series in the country.
A few weeks ago, “Rainbow Action”, a LGBT group of Seoul organized a rally in front of city hall to oppose the sudden refusal of the mayor to set up an anti-discrimination law as promised. After 6 days of sit-in, the activists returned home, having received part of their claim.
The mayor of Seoul, South Korea had indicated that he would pass a charter for protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity but that was before he gives in to pressure from conservative and religious groups.
The new music video of the Chinese band "SNH48" was banned by the South Korean authorities because it shows two women in behavior deemed too intimate.
A new all-female band, 4 Ladies, announces its arrival in the world of music with a "lesbian" song.