Tag Archives: South Korea

SEOUL: Christians Storm Into City Council Meeting, Thwart LGBT Rights Panel

Via the Korea Times: The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) postponed a public hearing on gay rights Thursday after some 200 activists opposed to fair treatment of homosexuals stormed into the capital’s City Hall to stop the proceedings. SMG officials initially planned to gather opinions from a range of experts during the hearing in an effort to draft a Charter of …

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SEOUL: Mayor Hopes His Will Be First Asian Country To Legalize Gay Marriage

This weekend the mayor Seoul, Park Won-soon, expressed his hope that South Korea will become the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. “I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals,” Park said. “But the Protestant churches are very powerful in Korea. It isn’t easy for politicians. It’s in the hands of activists to expand the universal concept of human …

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SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Pride Parade Disrupted By Christian Protesters

Seoul’s gay pride parade was disrupted multiple times today when hundreds of Christians laid in the path of the floats and refused to move. According to information provided to Gay Star News by a Ph.D student in South Korea, conservative Christians held mass prayer services during the 7 June event. “To put it simply today was a kind of battle …

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South Korean Military Spoofs Les Miz

The New York Times reports on this week’s hottest viral video, a spoof of Les Miz (or tribute to, depending on your view) created by the South Korean air force. In the 13-minute South Korean version, the nemesis is a taskmaster officer who keeps his exhausted conscripts clearing snow — a chore that many young South Korean men face while …

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K-Pop Rules Global Charts

Number one in America and pretty much everywhere else.

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Sun Myung Moon Dies At 92

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BoA – The Shadow

You might recall me posting about South Korean pop vixen BoA a couple of years ago when she played San Francisco Pride. Her real name is Kwon Boa but her Ke$ha-esque stage name is spelled BoA, which stands for “Best of Asia.” In BoA’s new single below you’ll probably be able to spot influences from Britney and Janet to Christina.

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Super Junior – Spy

A couple of years ago I went on a brief spate of K-pop postings, much to the horror of some of you. I’m not going to do that again (probably), but I do like the latest from top South Korean boy band Super Junior, whose press materials advise that the “official color” for the group is Pearl Sapphire Blue. And …

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Gay Tips On Visiting South Korea

Their blog is mostly about K-pop, with which I had a brief but intense fascination during the summer of 2010.

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South Korea Trains Elite Soldiers

I doubt you’ll mind the German narration.(Tipped by JMG reader Henrik)

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The South Korean Adele

The other contestants are SO unhappy with her talent.(Source)

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What Does This Look Like?

A skyscraper project in Korea has some New Yorkers fuming. An architecture firm said Friday it “regrets” a bizarre design for two high-rises in Korea reminds people of the twin towers exploding on 9/11. A mockup shows two soaring skyscrapers connected in the middle by a “pixelated cloud” that evoked the clouds of debris that erupted from the iconic World …

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South Korea Gets 2018 Winter Olympics

The runners-up were Munich and Annecy, France.

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Today In Dick Size Silliness

I wasn’t going to bother with this story, but since about a hundred of you have emailed it to me…. Men whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers may have longer penises, according to a South Korean study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology. “According to our data … the shorter index (second) finger than ring (fourth) …

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North Korea Shelling South Korea

In what is being characterized as the worst incident in decades, North Korea has begun shelling a disputed South Korean island. The South Korean military went to “crisis status,” and fighter planes were put on alert but did not take off. South Korean artillery units returned fire after the North’s shells struck South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island at 2:34 p.m., said …

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South Korea May Allow Gays In Military

We may be soon adding South Korea to the long list of nations that allow gays to serve openly in their military. Clause No. 92 in the code, established in 1962, stipulates that those who are engaged in “sodomy or other acts of molestation” are to be given a jail sentence of up to one year. The NHRC has been …

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Narsha – Bi-Ri-Bop-A

Feel the Gaga.

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Black Pearl – Go Go Ssing

A very old school Eurovision sound. K-Pop!

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Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears

More K-pop, this time with an Italo feel and a cameo from Mad TV’s Bobby Lee. The song doesn’t really start until 1:30.

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4Minute – I My Me Mine

Continuing my K-pop fascination…

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