The Complicated Lives of Gay Men in South Korea: “The main issue of being a gay man in South Korea was how to find a boyfriend and a gay community, the two things that create the basis for a gay life. People do not come out due to their emotional closeness to their families. According to anthropologist John Cho, single gay men in South Korea retreated from gay life in the wake of the 1997 Asian banking crisis and began to concentrate on making money, while married gay men became much more active in the gay community.” International Institute, UCLA April 2, 2013 After a decade of sexual freedom as homosexuals in the 1990s, said anthropologist John Cho, single gay men in South Korea became consumed by financial worries following the 1997 Asian banking crisis (also known as the “IMF crisis”). Cho, who spoke at a lecture organized by theSee the Full Version Here
South Korea, Asia
Korea (north and south) is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a major global city and a leading international financial center in Asia, and is the second largest metropolitan city in the world. Following the Korean War, the South Korean economy grew significantly, transforming the country into a major economic power and one of the wealthiest countries in Asia. It is a developed country with a high standard of living.
Homosexuality in South Korea is not specifically mentioned in either the South Korean Constitution or in the Civil Penal Code. Article 92 of the Military Penal Code, however, singles out sexual relations between members of the same sex as "sexual harassment", hence punishable by a maximum of one year servitude. See gay rights in South Korea.
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South Korea, Asia
Name: South Korea
Capital: Seoul - Pop. 10360000
Area: 99434 sq. km. / sq. miles.
Religion: Buddhist, Confuscianism,Christian
Status of Homosexuality: Not mentioned in law
Telephone Country Code: 82
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