In a 30-second commercial in 2001, the nation’s first transgender entertainer, Harisu, made her television debut a decade ago, knocking down a once impenetrable barrier for one of the most repressed minority groups in the country. It was hard to join a conversation back then without her name popping up. Everyone was talking about her. The then-26-year-old brought sexual minorities to the public’s attention. It was the first time that most Koreans had encountered a transgender, whether on television or in person.
Chingusai, the Korean Gay Men’s Human Rights Group and the oldest and only gay men’s rights activist group in South Korea appeals for support and protest against the decision of the Constitutional Court of Korea's (CCK) declaring the sodomy clause in the Military Criminal Act as “constitutional.” >>>