GLBT

Performance: DragRace Showcase (Club After, Itaewon, Seoul)

This is one case where the pictures essentially speak for themselves.  Presenting ChaCha, The Duchess, Madame Sarcasma, Andrea Meguro, Tracy Carey, and Be’yonca Fierceness.

 

 


Destination: Korea Queer Culture Festival 2011

Author’s note: in compliance with the requirements to photograph the event, all faces have been blurred to an unrecognizable level, and names of the performers were not revealed. While Korea has a few gay celebrities, the stigma is such that one might lose their job, their position in the family, and more just for being gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgendered.


Question from a reader: studying in Korea and being transsexual

A reader - fifteen years old, by the looks of things! - writes in:

Hello! I just recently stubled upon your blog and just wanted to say I think it's fantastic. I'm currently committing myself to reading pretty much everything on the site, all the way back to '07....


Destination: Korea Queer Culture Festival (2010)



Author's note: In order to take photos at this event, I was required to sign a pledge promising to keep people anonymous. In compliance with that pledge, I have blurred out faces or selected pictures that did not show people's faces - homosexuality in South Korea still carries a harsh stigma, and I will not intentionally 'out' someone on this blog.


Drag show in Hongdae!

Jane's Groove (link goes to Facebook page) knows how to rock. Period. Last weekend offered both Jane's 2nd anniversary party and a drag show featuring Yoein-Choenha a.k.a. Women’s Empire. Although various places in Itaewon offers drag shows (including Trance - HT to Ji-Yoon for the reminder), this is the first one I'm aware of in Hongdae in the year and a half I've been here. A 5,000 won entry fee included a free drink up to 5,000 won, making getting in basically free.



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