There are no anti-discrimination laws in the country and, as the BBC's Laura Bicker reports from Seoul, campaigners believe the abuse is costing young lives. A co-worker got drunk, slammed the table to get everyone's attention and outed year-old Kim. No-one expected it. Kim not his real name was fired immediately, and the restaurant owner, a Christian Protestant, ordered him to leave. He told me that he didn't want me to spread homosexuality to the other workers," says Kim.
LGBT service members are allowed to be out and proud, but a fear of repercussions persists
China's military: How soldiers who want out are punished - CNN
If you are planning on joining the military and planning on getting married, there are certain advantages and disadvantages to tying that knot before you leave for basic training. As with any marriage, there are challenges. However, there are many challenges unique to the military. Being gone half the time is a real possibility depending on what job in the military and person selects. There are some jobs that do not deploy at all recruiter, programmer, some drone pilots, etc. The divorce rate in the United States is about 50 percent, and that statistic follows over to the military. The military divorce rate is traditionally a little higher, because of the difficulty of a military life brings its challenges to the family.
In South Korea, Gay Soldiers Can Serve. But They Might Be Prosecuted.
Throughout its history, the U. Military has had an inconsistent policy when it comes to gay people in the military. However, when personnel needs increased due to combat, the military developed a habit of relaxing its screening criteria.
The sergeant and I stared at each other for a moment as the office door shut. Only seconds earlier, we both stood silent, hands clasped behind our backs respectfully, as a noncommissioned officer stood inches from my face and threatened to end my career. As we left the office, the sergeant searched for something consolatory to say. His words, and any comfort I might have taken from them, fell flat. I sat, staring at my computer screen, trying to recall what task I had been working on.