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Parade Celebrating 20 Years of Chingusai (Between Friends)

If you missed gay pride this June or are in need of a second parade, come out to Jongno tomorrow to celebrate 20 years of Chingusai (one of Korea's gay rights groups).


Screening of Short Films at the Circle Foundation

One of my good friends directed one of the short films at the upcoming Imagine Short Film Festival.


Although the films are not necessarily gay-related, my friend's film (titled Sinchon) does have a gay theme. As it is this Thursday and I have my final test on Friday I won't be able to attend, but I encourage my readers to go.

Another Queer Weekend: Rainbow Gathering Urban Beach Special

I'll be in Seoul and Saturday night am planning on going to the Rainbow Gathering. The last Rainbow Gathering was in February and sounded pretty successful. This week's has Finding Nemo, Drag Queens, and DJ Twink. For more information, check out Rainbow Gathering's facebook page. 

The Yeowoorak Festival reinvents traditional Korean Music

If you’re a music lover coming to Korea, your in luck! Seoul’s music scene is alive and well. Known worldwide for K-pop, you don’t have to be a fan of this genre to enjoy the music Seoul offers. Eastern and Western talent can be enjoyed all around from venues as large as international music festivals held at huge stadiums housing tens of thousands to small dive bars found throughout the city.


R16 Final Championship in Seoul

All my Bboys and Bgirls lalaalalalalaaa

Wow, I can barely believe it's been almost 2 months since I said goodbye, to be quite honest; I've been blogging in my head for over 2 weeks, seems like every time I try to take a break from blogging, my brain explodes with Posts ideas lol.

I'm coming back because I finally did something more interesting than going out with friends (although a Bday celebration post will be coming soon!).

I was invited to the R16 Final Championship in Seoul, R16 Stands for Respect for the 16 countries that participate in it and is an annual international b-boy tournament and urban arts cultural festival sponsored mainly by the KTO and the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The Festival was first held in 2007 in Seoul. The 2008 event took place in Suwon, 2009 was in Incheon and back in 2010 was brought back to Seoul.

2014 Korea Queer Festival: Love Conquers Hate

It's here!
Although there is some hullabaloo about throwing the parade in light of the Sewol Ferry Incident, the Korea Queer Festival is still on for this Saturday, June 7th. I'm in the midst of my last week of courses and impending finals, so haven't been nearly as active on reporting on the festivities this year. A quick breakdown in English is provided on KQCF's website. The parade is once again being held in the Hongdae area. It was a fantastic experience last year, and I hope you can join in the festivities.

Film Screening: One Night Only (원나잇온리)

In preparation for the 2014 Queer Korea Film Festival, there will be a screening of the omnibus film One Night Only (원나잇온리) on Saturday, May 17th at 19:00. The work contains includes a short film by Directors Kim Jho Gwang Su and Kim Tae Yong. I doubt there will be English subtitles, but that is no reason to miss out on seeing the next queer Korean films! After screenings, you will also have a chance to meet the directors and actors.

Tickets can be ordered through Naver, Max Movie, Yes 24, etc. They are 7,000 won. All money collected will be donated to the LGBT Film Festival coming up in June. More info can be found on the LGBT Film Festival's website.

Slovakia Embassy prepares for KOTFA with Korea Brochure Launch

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In preparation for the Korea World Travel Fair, the Embassy of Slovakia hosted an event on Tuesday April 15 introducing Slovakia as an attractive tourism destination in Central Europe. They also launched a brochure showcasing the country entitled “Slovakia” in the Korean Language.


President Obama’s Visit to Korea

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President Obama arrived in Korea Friday as part of his 2014 Asia tour.   It is the presidents fourth visit to Korea. This morning he spoke at US Army Garrison Yongsan to American soldiers and their families.

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Another Queer Weekend!

Three cool things coming up this weekend.
First off, I want to open with something a little less party and a little more community support. On Sunday April 27th, the Queer Koreans Alliance is throwing a bazar to collect clothes and other goods for LGBT youth. As I've mentioned earlier, Queer Korean Alliance is working toward creating a Rainbow Teen Safe Space for youth who are kicked out of their home after coming out to their family. The drive takes place at Seomdolhyanglin Church between Mangwon Station on the 6 and Hongik Station on line 2 (check out their google map location).

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