South Korean artist highlights gay rights in military
In South Korea, gay soldiers can serve, but they can be punished for consensual sex. This law is currently under review by the country’s top court.
Artist and activist Jeram Kang says he was sexually harassed while serving in the South Korean military. After army commanders learned that he was gay, Jeram was outed. He was later transferred to a psychiatric ward.
Ten years on, his hand-written testimony, along with stories of other gay soldiers, have been turned into an art exhibition highlighting gay rights.
This video includes references to sexual assault and suicide.
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Produced by Julie Yoon and Kevin Kim
Filmed by Kevin Kim and Jungmin Choi
Graphics: Davies Surya
Edited by: Kevin Kim