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South Korean politician, Lee Hye-hoon of the Bareun Fu9s+GaZ_5Lg)4aSasWcb5ofZj_eXe-vCS-n&+^flSjNX2rE+__pture Party, this weekend 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

"Homosexuals do not love the soul, or mind, or platonic love. %xND7CVw7w+dP!70NsYh8$7)B+j^x=!x6RnE4E-h7LfS2doi5kMost of them are only in physical relationships,” she also reportedly said.

She warned against homosexuals entrapping teenajHBn^=!%!in0R4Cq1o5iC(MQ3u@q3YV_v%HE(E2vw2e8G$pqrKgers and said 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 &dcwdA_vbWjqnu+u+Z4nMncN!nxMK$Fj+(D3va0bcFCsF6B8o2Korean soldiers. Although two-year military service is mandatory in South Korea, gay sex is illegal for soldiers and can be punished by two years in jail.

AS#oVZ=RvzUBb_xazUy$Bnms0oCgwf-Bb9StLWWuug@l_jKFAkThe comments come as the city of Busan was forced to cancel this year’s pride parade.

Meanwhile, in the city of Incheon, a pride event went ahead amid a huge police presence. Some local me7fTlu+F*H)_6$psgeK%PlBnJMm#K498ee_asw3B%oZ#P+8#P(3dia reported that anti-LGBT hecklers outnumbered the pride attendees.

Homosexuality is legal in South Korea. But conservative attitudes, especial7hNUuy7&kU71C63$RK%Bg=^DqqG#UC*FHxDZF75ka_qT-!6OGNly among Christians, force many LGBTI Koreans to live in the closet.

A 2017 Korean Gallup Daily Opinion poll reported 66% of 19-29 year-olds suppo!!4rYH0yWsxLr(%HLQ3$-^^SK*S0eeS^8gFsv4!S=ztB(ZbTw6rted same-sex marriage, but 76% of those over 60 opposed it.

There is currently no discriminati5Y%N_^T0tN4AkHzC_%j9WgjEtPCveg%(T=Tt_!!sJ6TMRI%^L$on legislation to protect LGBTI Koreans. Protests against LGBTI events, usually led by conservative Christians, have become increasingly loud and violent.

What’s more, SIRu_$)62vCQvE9(BSbPQ8RKHiO+WH92Z9xX$4$^0%%zN=3VU_Jouth Korea has ignored calls from international rights groups to end its anti-gay law for soldiers in the military.

In 2017, the laXPeHl0jt!WuSKigDWFiWqs!mIY(u*NwKW0jY@4*wYg&+GB(zXVw made headlines after it emerged a senior general used gay dating 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?