A gay 27-year-old former South Korean army conscript, who asked for anonymity to be able to tell his story without fear of exposure. Photo: AFP

‘Existence denied’: ex-soldier reveals what it’s like to be gay in South Korea’s strict military

  • Same-sex acts are legal for civilians, though largely hidden. But in the military, homosexual men are classed as having “special needs” and it’s a crime to have consensual gay sex between soldiers
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A gay 27-year-old former South Korean army conscript, who asked for anonymity to be able to tell his story without fear of exposure. Photo: AFP
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