On Monday (April 17), the centre released screenshots of in-app conversations dated Feb.15 showing a discussion between two soldiers about exchanging photos and which military units they serve in.For one day, everything in the hermit kingdom is closed and a surreal fist-pumping military parade takes place across the capital city of Pyongyang.
and has recently started using his platform to tackle the issue of racism among gay men, specifically racism directed at Asian men. Related: This “fabulous husky gaysian” comedian is so over your white supremacy “Americans tend to emasculate Asian men,” Kim says, “so when you’re gay Asian, you’re expected to speak in a hushed whisper, if at all.
The allegations draw attention to Korea’s conservative attitudes towards homosexuality, particularly in the military, which is one of the country’s most powerful institutions.
It’s a crime for Korean soldiers to engage in consensual homosexual acts, but that’s not true of same-sex relations; outside the army, same-sex relations are legal but not widely accepted.
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) group in conservative South Korea face harsh stigmatisation and often become victims of hate crimes in the country.
Due to the possibility of military conflict with the reclusive North, it is mandatory for all able-bodied men in South Korea to serve the army for two years.