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Over hundred LGBT South Koreans and allies record video against gay hate

in KOREA, REPUBLIC OF, 21/05/2013

Korean Gay Men's Human Rights Group Chingusai organized the recording of You Make me Proud, a song created by Sydney Gay and Lesbian choir to mark IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) in 2012.

'[The song] conveys the conviction that, just as LGBT people affirm and recover their lives and selves despite countless challenges and hardships, all people can overcome injustices in reality and become friends, which will lead to greater love,' said a statement from Korean Gay Men?s Human Rights Group Chingusai.

'Though our society fails to understand LGBT people now, viewing them from a discriminatory perspective,' said Chang-won Pyo, a professor, in the YouTube video. 'One day it will come to acknowledge and understand homosexuals and other sexual minorities, in step with the global trend.'

The celebrity to come out in South Korea, Hong Seok-cheon, also stars in the video

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