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First Out Gay K-Pop Singer Assaulted in Homophobic Attack

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Popular South Korean K-Pop singer and actor Holland said he was the victim of a homophobic attack last week. Holland, one of the few out gay K-Pop singers, said he was attacked on May 5, while he was walking in the Itaewon neighbourhood in Seoul. Trigger Warning: This story has details and visuals of a homophobic attack, which might be distressing to some readers.

For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.The Itaewon area, where the incident occurred is the popular LGBTQI night life district in South Korea.The photo showed bruises to his head and face. “Now I have a scar on my face and I’m going to the hospital soon,” said Holland, and added that he had no doubt that this was a hate attack on account of his sexual orientation.

A post shared by HOLLAND (@holland_vvv)“This is obviously a hate crime. The fact that my sexuality as gay is public should never expose myself to this kind of violence.

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