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KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: No

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Traveled to KOREA, REPUBLIC OF? Did you feel comfortable as a trans person while there?
I did not feel comfortable at all (0 %) I felt comfortable at the hotel, but nowhere else (0 %) Only immigration authorities made me uncomfortable (0 %) I had no problems as a trans person (0 %)

The KOREA, REPUBLIC OF country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

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What is the social climate like for LGBTI people in your country?
How is it like to be an LGBTI in schools?
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Are there programs against homophobia at schools?
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Are religious institutions actively campaigning against LGBTI rights?
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Are there religious institutions who welcome LGBTI people?
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Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a gay person?
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Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a lesbian?
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Would you say it is easy to come out to your doctor as a trans person?
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Is discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexual and trans very common in day to day life? Please specify differences between the various communities.
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Is discrimination against gays,lesbians, bisexual and trans very common at work? Please specify differences between the various communities.
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Is hate speech common against gays,lesbians, bisexual and trans? Please specify differences between the various communities.
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Please specify differences between the various communities.
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Are episodes of violences very common against people in the gay community?
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Are episodes of violences very common against people in the lesbian community?
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Are episodes of violences very common against trans individuals?
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How are gays,lesbians,trans people portrayed in the media?
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