Korean drama actors Moon Bin, Seohyun and Lee Chung-ah and Lee Joo-young have all portrayed LGBT characters on screen. Photo: InstagramKorean drama actors Moon Bin, Seohyun and Lee Chung-ah and Lee Joo-young have all portrayed LGBT characters on screen. Photo: Instagram
Korean drama actors Moon Bin, Seohyun and Lee Chung-ah and Lee Joo-young have all portrayed LGBT characters on screen. Photo: Instagram

How Girls Generation’s Seohyun, Moon Bin and Lee Joo-young challenged gender norms by playing LGBT characters in Korean dramas

From Itaewon Class and Prison Playbook to Seohyun’s heartbroken closet lesbian in Hello Dracula, South Korean series are increasingly embracing gay, lesbian and transgender roles – and these actors have all made a mark in this belated shift towards diversity

Topic |   LGBT
Korean drama actors Moon Bin, Seohyun and Lee Chung-ah and Lee Joo-young have all portrayed LGBT characters on screen. Photo: InstagramKorean drama actors Moon Bin, Seohyun and Lee Chung-ah and Lee Joo-young have all portrayed LGBT characters on screen. Photo: Instagram
Korean drama actors Moon Bin, Seohyun and Lee Chung-ah and Lee Joo-young have all portrayed LGBT characters on screen. Photo: Instagram
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