Image courtesy of Gowun Lee from her series ‘I am Here with You’.
“A majority of LGBTQ people in South Korea are hiding their true identities from their colleagues, friends and familie.s It is extremely difficult for them to come out because they can be disowned by family or dismissed from their employers, and unfortunately Korea does not have legislation to ensure their human rights. Despite a recent surge in LGBTQ activism in Korea, many still choose to conceal their true identity in fear of the repercussions.
This project represents the sexual minorities living in Korea who are keeping their sexual identity hidden from society. The individuals showing their backs to the camera and hiding their faces portray how Korean society neglect and refuse to accept them. I want Koreans to realize that LGBTQ people should be able to coexist happily, and that denying them is not the right thing to do.“
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