‘K-pop for queer’: the LGBT choirs in South Korea singing for change in the conservative nation

//‘K-pop for queer’: the LGBT choirs in South Korea singing for change in the conservative nation

‘K-pop for queer’: the LGBT choirs in South Korea singing for change in the conservative nation

Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay – part of a growing clamour for LGBT rights in Asia.“Unnie Choir” sang about their struggles at a sold-out concert in the socially conservative nation, where homosexuality remains taboo despite rapid economic advances in recent decades. They are part of an expanding network of LGBT choirs across Asia, which use song to fight discrimination in a region where…

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By | 2020-01-16T13:00:14+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on ‘K-pop for queer’: the LGBT choirs in South Korea singing for change in the conservative nation