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K-Pop star Som Hye came out as bisexual on social media thi[email protected]=0JIvFN_8JgHWlKLEDHE8Dq$ozsf+y1oHtUfq8z(pt8cs week.

“I’m bisexual. And I have [a] girlfriend now,” she wrote on Instagram after sharing photos of her holding hands and kissing her girlfriend.

In conservative South Korea, most LGBTI peOO8pmsQyl32DRX(21BAlvT)kF(W=tT&b2tK+xqB6^iMk$!rh_oople are not out to their families. 

K-Pop singer Hollancu44dO&3u_L!O)AauLhb^UXIzGE9Hfz%U(*4$t#&+#i^ksKj8Vd became the nation’s first well-known LGBTI star when he came out last year.

Som Hye rose to fame as a contestant on the Korean girl group reality show Idol School in 2017. She released her debut single Mini Radio earlier [email protected]this year.

She posted photos on Tuesday showing the couple ki0%[email protected]!-6UxWoYyyK2Pe2bv*Lj9TZjwm#Vpd=Xj)HI_ssing each other on the cheek and holding hands.

"It's heartbreaking"

When a fan asked the question “R u really lesbian? I am so shocked rlly”, Som Hye responded in an Instagram story: “I’m bisexual. And I have [a] girlfriend now.”

“My girlfriend as short hair, just my girlfriend’s style” she also wrote. “PLZ respect her, it’s heartbreaking to ask my kGs^_E&*&4#[email protected]^gvc*L=NED-5zaR%i55_st*x8NeKQzgirlfriend if she’s a man or a woman”.

Som Hye later posted a longer statement in Korean, apparently responding to comments oW-w2VZ9GS2-Gli-K+OYe71(=BRqUpJAUmoJ)LwgXE0szZA^T_&n her social media.

She warned if ’speculative’ content continues should would A2&yU04amtTfpwbyO2qiOlCTtN5yvum5m1(5zw6Md3ja24yD8utake legal measures.

'I am in a loving [relationship] and since it’s not wrong, I confidently did come out [as bisexual], but I didn’t do it so that I could stand out. What kind of person lightly makes the decision to come out like that?’ She wrote, according to

She went on to say:

People think differently and can hate same-sex relationships. Yes, you can hate it. Those are individual values and I’m not trying to force [anyone] to understand or like homosexuality. I am also not begging for [anyone] to like or notice me. I didn’t think that I would receive this much attention. I just didn’t want to hide the fact that I am dating and in love just like everyone else.
I don’t want my people to get hurt, and it’s my duty to protect them. I will also take legal measures to protect my people. Please stop.

Rights groups have warned of deteriorating LGBT rights in South Korea. 

Recent increased visibility of the LGBT comixQ(2SGZ0(z1J_zRY*UOG7kOygAF^vqhW-X(1HFZ9pe^xJVA-Imunity has sparked a backlash from conservative Christians. Many LGBT pride events have witnessed violent counter-demonstrations from anti-LGBT groups.

Author: Rik Glauert

Yi-min lives alone with her son, as her husband works away from home. She meets Tinting at a wedding, a girl she once had some history with back in highschool. Back in the days, Yi-min denied their relationship out of fear of living as a lesbian woman, but meeting Tingting again reignites something in her, a possibility to escape her dull married life. Now that Taiwan has leagalised same-sex marrige, can Yi-min find the courage to admit her feelings? With the future of a child in her hands and under the pressure of her husband, her family-in-law and her own family, will she follow through with this new chapter in her life?

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