Pro gay awareness increases after gay ‘wedding’ in South Korea

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Director Kim Jho Kwang-Soo And Film Producer Kim Seung Hwan's Same-Sex Wedding In Seoul Seoul: A recent prominent gay couple’s mock marriage has helped to raise awareness in a mostly conservative country, says world.time.com.

Last September, two men held South Korea‘s first same-sex wedding on a bridge in Seoul, to the applause of hundreds of guests.  The ceremony carried no legal weight as same-sex unions are not recognized in South Korea.

However, the couple and their legal advisers are now moving forward with a legal challenge that they hope will put South Korea in the vanguard of same-sex equality in Asia, reports world.time.com.

The cause is being helped by the fact that the Kims are high-profile professionals from South Korea’s glamorous film industry. Kim Jho Gwang-su, 48, is a prominent director, while producer Kim Seung-hwan, 29, is CEO of Rainbow Factory, a production house known for its LGBT output.

“We realized we could be an example to others and that it was selfish not…

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