In South Korea, gay soldiers can serve, but they can be punished for having consensual sex. This law is currently under review by the country’s Supreme Court.
Artist and activist Jiram Kang was sexually harassed while serving in the South Korean military. After the army commanders learned that he was gay, Jeram walked out of his place. He was later transferred to a psychiatric department.
Ten years later, his handwritten testimony, along with stories of other gay soldiers, has turned into an art gallery highlighting gay rights.
This video includes references to sexual assault and suicide.
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Produced by Julie Yoon and Kevin KimPhotographed by Kevin Kim and Jungmin ChoiGraphics: Davies SuryaReporter: Kevin Kim