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Holland is K-Pop’s latest singing star, and he is out and proud

Holland is K-Pop’s latest singing star, and he is out and proud

K-Pop’s latest singing star is an out and proud musician, something that is a rarity in conservative Korea. Holland just released his first single Neverland over the weekend, and he’s not shying away from his sexuality. The song’s video sees him romancing another young guy, before they embrace in a passionate kiss. The kiss has earned […]

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South Korean soldier given jail time for sex with his partner

South Korean soldier given jail time for sex with his partner

An army captain in South Korea has been handed a suspended prison term in a ruling from a military court for having sex with his male partner. South Korean conscription laws ensure the nation’s men are made to serve approximately two years in the military, due to their proximity and long-standing conflict with neighbour North […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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South Korea elects Moon Jae-in as new President

South Korea elects Moon Jae-in as new President

South Korea has elected Moon Jae-in as their new President ending a decade of conservative rule. The country was forced to hold a snap poll to find a new President after former leader Park Geun-hye was impeached over an extensive corruption scandal. The new president has promised to introduce a more conciliatory approach to relations with North […]

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South Korean military chief accused of outing soldiers

South Korean military chief accused of outing soldiers

  The chief of South Korea’s army is facing calls for his resignation after allegedly launching a probe to ‘out’ gay soldiers. Homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, but it is frowned upon in the nation’s largely conservative society. However the country’s military code of conduct describes same sex activity between personnel as “reciprocal […]

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Smartphone App to Diagnose HIV

Smartphone App to Diagnose HIV

Scientists in South Africa and South Korea are working to develop a Smartphone App that will work as a functioning HIV test. The proposed phone app named ‘Smartscope’ will be able to analyze photos taken of blood samples, measuring levels of white blood cells to diagnose the HIV disease. The test will require a one […]

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