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South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged sexual minorities by saying that he "opposes" homosexuality, as the deeply conservative country heads toward elections on May 9.

Mr Moon, a liberal candidate and former human rights lawyer, made the comments during a televised debate, in response to questions from a conservative presidential candidate who argued gay soldiers were weakening the country's military.

A human rights watchdog recently accused South Korea's military of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen, after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared on the internet earlier this year.

South Korea's army says it's conducting a proper criminal investigation on soldiers allegedly involved with filming and uploading the video — but the Military Human Rights Centre for Korea says more than 30 soldiers were being investigated, and at least one has been arrested.

Gay rights advocates, some of whom who were dragged away after approaching Mr Moon following a speech at the National Assembly in Seoul, see his words as hate speech.

Police said 13 activists were detained at the scene of Mr Moon's speech on suspicion of violating laws that ban protests inside the gates of the legislature.

Mr Moon's supporters defended his comments as in line with many South Koreans' views, although his camp did not immediately respond to the criticism by gay rights activists.

Sexual minorities are harshly stigmatized in South Korea and struggle with political visibility due to a powerful Christian lobby that keeps politicians from passing anti-discrimination laws.

 

This feels like such a step backward for them... :'( I thought they were the better out of the two Korea's but it seems as though in some ways they're just as uncivilised.

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On 6/25/2017 at 4:28 AM, euanmelody said:

Taiwan is the only major champion of LGBT in East Asia tbh. South Korea is still very homophobic

Which is so hard to understand given how feminine some of South Korea's male pop stars can be... :stretcher: G-Dragon is pretty much in full on drag all the time and he's still a huge deal over there!

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On 6/25/2017 at 6:13 AM, blackglitter said:

"gay soldiers were weakening the country's military"
well hasn't he heard about sparta? :tragic:
 

:cackle::cackle::cackle: There's a reason Sparta fell, those gays were too busy checking out each others asses to attack their enemy. :hottie: 

13 hours ago, nanapop99 said:

Please anticipate BoA's comeback tomorrow :hottie:

 

Queen of uniting different sexualities through camo! :yaskween: 

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