Over the weekend it transpired that South Korea's Korea Pink Map, had been taken down by the Communication Standards Commission, without explanation. The move comes just weeks after the country's blocking of LGBT apps came to light.
Korea Pink Map claims to be the largest website for regional gay businesses in the country, and was already banned for use BY people under the age of 19.
Although illegal porn sites are often blocked in South Korea, the recent move has enraged LGBT netizens particularly because the LGBT content was removed from the Youth Protection Act in 2004.
One LGBT residing in Seoul told Gay Star News: "There are no laws against homosexuality in South Korea, so there is no reason to block a site that simply lists venues. It is utterly insane and clear discrimination."
Homosexuality is legal in South Korea. However, conservative attitudes remain and traditional christian groups hold a lot of power. Additionally, male citizens are drafted in to military service where being gay could lead you to being dishonorably discharged or spending a year in jail.
If the original map has porn links,etc. then it's understandable why it was blocked
Coincidentally, it's the only non-muslim country to be heavily affected by MERS...hmmm..can we say, karma's a b*ch only if you are?
Any more Korean products? It's far too late for that evidently. In fact, you're to blame. Just you, no one else.
What ever happened to intellect?
Far better in the days when only the intelligent gays dared to come out.
And I'm no pseudo-intellectual. =) Just factually stating that Korean society,at the rate it's going, is falling apart. Albeit in a joking way, of course. ;)
Btw, I don't find wishing illness on anyone funny.
So I use proxy.
There is no LGBT discrimination or oppose discrimination law in Korea.
For me, I do agree with this article. There is no law that prohibit to access LGBT websites but Korean government banned LGBT websites.
Korean Christian group is highly conservative, most of them hates LGBT community alot. Also they are way too powerful. They've been involving politics so many times.
And LOL @ Pha
We aren't North Korea. That's f**kin stereotypes. Korean women are fine. They work and study harder than any other Korean man.
It's been over! All Mers patients returned their home.
I'm so sorry if some Korean person spill your sexuality to other people. But not all Koreans spill someone's sexuality.
My st8 friends knew my sexuality but they kept mouth shut for me.
Please don't be upset. And I don't usually generalize other country. I hope you do the same like me.
Long long time ago, some caucasian visited Goryeo. They pronounce Goryeo as Korea.
And I don't know that the f**k you talkin about. we aren't related with Koran or Muslims.
Like you said, they're influential and powerful...ever considered that they are that way because they're ALLOWED to?
Embrace all religions they are dying out.
Stamp on the extremists however.
You aren't that far from being part of the solution.
Well...excuse me while I fart in their Hitler-wannabe faces! Bottom line: basically, i'm a nice person. So if i'm a b*ch to anyone, they have to ask themselves why.
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