South Korean army sergeant Byun Hee-su speaks during a press conference at the Centre for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul in January 2020. Photo: AP South Korean army sergeant Byun Hee-su speaks during a press conference at the Centre for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul in January 2020. Photo: AP
South Korean army sergeant Byun Hee-su speaks during a press conference at the Centre for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul in January 2020. Photo: AP
Gender

South Korea’s first known transgender soldier found dead, prompting anger, reform calls

  • Staff Sergeant Byun Hee-soo was forcibly discharged from the army after undergoing gender confirmation surgery in 2019
  • Her death triggered an outpouring of grief and calls for South Korean MPs to pass an anti-discrimination bill

Topic |   Gender
South Korean army sergeant Byun Hee-su speaks during a press conference at the Centre for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul in January 2020. Photo: AP South Korean army sergeant Byun Hee-su speaks during a press conference at the Centre for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul in January 2020. Photo: AP
South Korean army sergeant Byun Hee-su speaks during a press conference at the Centre for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul in January 2020. Photo: AP
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