First held in 2000, the Korea Queer Culture Festival is a unique event that aims to foster an understanding and tolerance of the LGBT community.
The 15th annual Korea Queer Culture Festival core belief is that everyone who live in this society has to be respected as an individual and discrimination should not happen. Furthermore, the committee emphasizes that no one should be hated or excluded because of their sexuality. This year’s slogan is “Love Conquers Hate.” Through this campaign, there are hopes to spread it throughout the world against Russia’s anti-gay discrimination. The Korea Queer Culture Festival wishes to protest against the oppression of LGBT people in Russia and Korea, and show support and solidarity within the LGBT community.
The festivities start with the booth events, followed by the opening ceremony, pride parade, celebratory performances, and after parties. There will also be a film festival that is related to the festival’s main theme, LGBT community along with exhibitions.
The Pride Parade will take place on June 7, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Sinchon Yonsei-ro, Seoul. The actual parade will happen at 4:30 PM along with a closing ceremony. During the Pride Parade time span (12:00 PM to 6:00 PM), there will be event booths, opening ceremony, closing ceremony, exhibitions, etc. The Pride Parade is open to the public. There aren’t any fees or requirements to participate. But, you must register at the registration booth by 4:00 PM to be part of the parade.
Host: Korea Queer Festival Committee / +82-505-303-1998
Homepage: www.kqcf.org (Korean, English)
Location: Sejong-ro area in Seodaemun-gu and Itaewon Special Tourist Zone in Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Price: 8,000-15,000won for the after parties and film festival
Transportation: Sinchon Subway (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 1