Korea is known to be a sensitive country, and they were very eager to preserve their culture and belief despite the modern way of living. In this new era, the LGBT community, which represents those who are coming out with different sexuality, aside from being a man or woman, is embracing the diversity of each person, promoting and taking pride in individuality, and fighting against discrimination. However, in the said country, LGBT is still a taboo, and you'll definitely get criticized once you come out or openly admits you are part of the community, especially if you are a huge personality. Thus, these K-pop idols took the courage and stood proud of their real identity, announcing it to their fans and to the world that they are part of the LGBT community either before their debut or after establishing their career in the industry. Holland is not the first known LGBT K-pop idol, but you can say that in this new generation of K-pop, he's one of the first idols who admitted that he's gay.
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The K-Pop fans in attendance roared with approval. Frances, a freelance journalist and self-proclaimed girl group enthusiast, served as panelist alongside a music video producer at Universal Asia who goes by the moniker PD, and YouTuber Eddi. Sometimes, the panelists had to shout to be heard over the nearby dance workshop. But the panel attendees, who had packed into the tent at am, stayed rapt and enthusiastic throughout. For the panelists, the appeal of K-Pop has a lot to do with how male and female idols express their closeness to each other. Although few K-Pop artists are openly queer, the scene has a different approach to gender roles than Western pop music scenes.
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Log in to comment. Night Mode. Homosexuality is, sadly, quite the taboo subject in Korea.
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