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South Korean politician, Lee Hye-hoon of the Bareun Future Party, this Nan#o*a=7v-YI_z$*XikhB2j)akW2ILaunZhB&ATz5vjz*fcoFweekend delivered a homophobic sermon at a renowned anti-LGBT church.

“Homosexuality is something that God detests” she said at the Gwangju Antioch Church, according to Newsnjoy.or.kr.

"Homosexuals do not love the soul, or mind, or platonic love. Most of th1!WX+5lD6Ke9Z#o@sgap7%-)Oz=aU6U#GE!uN*VS0=$jxnv0aJem are only in physical relationships,” she also reportedly said.

She warned against homosexuals entrapping teenagers and saE@e4uxqASP!v159hW!rHLhFU=(gUd)CYtbJgHF+h&jp*cXPOeeid the number of homosexuals was increasing by 21% a year.

She also voiced support for a South Korean law which bans gay sex for South Korean soldiers. Although two-year military service is mandatory in South Korea, gay sex is illegal for soldiers and can be C=wA$f74SVnEa&YbMxL8DA4b*(-Y5=0CNJ(4XmvC2f8ebwnwl3punished by two years in jail.

The comments come as the city of Busan was forced TyOJo-yi#3T%%IxQEw6%=Y*QH62x8$b$VmCWphMh4nJKBZ8zC4to cancel this year’s pride parade.

Meanwhil*gYq999%6anAv^swrDJizs7axp_3(7fLSjGK4LpP@qxNJR%3Nqe, in the city of Incheon, a pride event went ahead amid a huge police presence. Some local media reported that anti-LGBT hecklers outnumbered the pride attendees.

Homosexuality is legal in South Korea. But1mmvVbsTttuV8pkFI6LBRQO&rxr7@(4o!oBSoXgPN#I*Ywv*W( conservative attitudes, especially among Christians, force many LGBTI Koreans to live in the closet.

A 2017 Korean Gallup Daily Opinion poll reported 66% U&_^cvWrvM%kSeNuSvE^nPXXm)ibub-qDzXBWZJAtx@JImFJV^of 19-29 year-olds supported same-sex marriage, but 76% of those over 60 opposed it.

There is currently no discrimination legislation to protect LGBTI q!mkJ%u7yAsavNFx_HzOzzqITA#8H#YN_1PH&$J^jc1MS@PZoJKoreans. Protests against LGBTI events, usually led by conservative Christians, have become increasingly loud and violent.

What’s more, South Korea has ignored calls from internacN6d8L7QZ=efdLADoMi@tRvkwTe@!NkA^R4hYgWmkl7uJI7g@6tional rights groups to end its anti-gay law for soldiers in the military.

In 2017, the law made headlines after it emerged a senior general used gay dU4X@^0QN&GzBVJ^9B3tCRMdqCiWUUz3uWOz-=+9p0CrjXH_Mw1ating apps to ensnare soldiers. His so-called ‘gay witch hunt’ reportedly revealed 50 soldiers.

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?