On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage between the same sex is constitutional. At that time, many South Korean Facebook users participated in the campaign using a photo profile that overlapped a rainbow, a symbolic gesture indicating one’s support for the court’s decision.
However, can sexual minorities’ current lives in South Korea be also depicted in beautiful rainbow colors? Maybe not. Sexual minorities still face lots of difficulties in the nation. The rainbow has become a symbol of sexual minorities because it represents “diverse” colors. From now on, it is necessary to have respect for “diverse” colors in our country.
By Lee Jae-won Editor-in-Chief