Korean Queer Culture Festival | Seoul, Korea

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The Korean Queer Culture Festival is an annual modern Korean festival, where the topic LGBT rights and raising awareness for it is tackled. The festivities include a pride parade and a film festival showcasing movies that center around the LGBT topics. The festival is best known for its parade culminating at Seoul Plaza.

Easily the largest LGBT festival in Korea and one of the largest in all of Asia it lasts one to two weeks and is held in June. People from all over the world travel to Korea to be a part of this festival which has come a very long way since its first event in 2000, which hosted only 50 participants. The number of attendees has now risen to 10,000-15,000.

Despite criticism towards this festival from religious groups and the government, the marchers and attendees proudly have fun and express themselves in a welcoming atmosphere.

What kind of atmosphere did you experience at the Korean Queer Culture Festival when you attended? Tell us in the review box below!

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