Posts tagged "queer"
Christian Protesters Clash with Police at Korea's Gay Pride

Christian Protesters Clash with Police at Korea’s Gay Pride

The 15th annual Korea Queer Culture Festival held its opening ceremonies and pride parade recently on Saturday, June 7th in Seoul’s Seodaemun neighborhood.  The festival’s official slogan was “Love Conquers Hate,” a mantra that would be forced to prove its merit before the day’s end.  Shown below are members of Church Bitches, one of the festival’s headlining acts...
Observations on Queer Korea

Observations on Queer Korea

Read Miyuki Baker’s full zine here.

Pride Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of how Korea Queer Culture Festival (Gay Pride) was this year, minute by minute, hour by hour. 11.30am: With a happy heart and excited buzz, I catapulted myself into my never-before-worn Kylie Minogue tour t-shirt. Being a few sizes to small, this was no mean feat. Stomach sucked in, Red Bull downed,...
The Kimchi Queen

The Kimchi Queen

Following on with our accidental gay-themed week in celebration of Korea Queer Culture Festival, we decided our ‘Blog of the Week’ this week had to be The Kimchi Queen. Although relatively new on the blog scene, the regularity of posting and the research that goes into the site already makes it an excellent resource for...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Being Queer in Korea

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Being Queer in Korea

It’s that time of year again. The streamers are being hung, the glitter cannons armed. Drag Queens all around Seoul are practicing their fiercest pouts and sexiest swaggers. Gay boys and girls are preparing to take to the streets in unison for one day of unashamed, hedonistic, unapologetic, celebration: Pride. In honour of this most...
Events in Seoul This Week: 31/MAY/2012

Events in Seoul This Week: 31/MAY/2012

ONGOING Wicked: The Musical The much loved musical Wicked, described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster”, is beginning a two-month stint in Korea from May 31st to June 30th. Show times are varied, with 8pm showings most evenings during the week, and matinees on Saturdays (2pm) and Sundays (1pm). You can buy...
The Meet Market: For Queers and Their Allies

The Meet Market: For Queers and Their Allies

When we heard about The Meet Market we thought it sounded like an interesting, alternative and necessary event for the Seoul nightlife scene.  We were eager to find out more so got in touch with kim thompson, one of the event organisers, and grilled her about what The Meet Market is all about, her opinion on being...