The first day of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival (SQCF) has kicked off in South Korea’s capital on Saturday (1 June). The weekend-long festival marked the 20th iteration of Seoul’s biggest LGBT rights event. It follows on from Seoul Pink Dot, which took place in the capital city the night before.
However, the annual event has been met by protests by local Christian groups. South Korea’s Christian population is deeply opposed to LGBT rights and religious groups took legal action in an attempt to block the Pride event.
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