Harisu is a transgender entertainer and singer. Born in , she identified as female from early childhood and had sex reassignment surgery in the s. The group debuted in and had four members: Sinae, Sahara, Binu , and Yuna. The group disbanded in Maman, who originally debuted in under the stage name Magoply, is K-Pop first openly gay idol.
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CNN On a brightly lit stage, two male K-pop stars with glowing skin and perfectly coiffed hair are nibbling either end of the same long, chocolate stick. More Videos What is it like to be gay in South Korea? As the stick gets smaller and smaller, they get closer and closer -- and eventually a fellow K-pop idol pulls them into a kiss. In South Korea's glitzy, highly manufactured music industry, these kinds of scenes are not uncommon.
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Korea is known to be a sensitive country, and they were very eager to preserve their culture and belief despite the modern way of living. In this new era, the LGBT community, which represents those who are coming out with different sexuality, aside from being a man or woman, is embracing the diversity of each person, promoting and taking pride in individuality, and fighting against discrimination. However, in the said country, LGBT is still a taboo, and you'll definitely get criticized once you come out or openly admits you are part of the community, especially if you are a huge personality. Thus, these K-pop idols took the courage and stood proud of their real identity, announcing it to their fans and to the world that they are part of the LGBT community either before their debut or after establishing their career in the industry. Holland is not the first known LGBT K-pop idol, but you can say that in this new generation of K-pop, he's one of the first idols who admitted that he's gay.
By Roxy Simons For Mailonline. He is the first K-Pop idol to be openly gay in the South Korean music industry. And Holland detailed his experiences since revealing his sexuality when he debuted in with his hit song Neverland, the first K-Pop music video to show a same-sex kiss on screen. All the actions that I foresee from my music, the message that I send, and what I write, all of that intends to resolve and change the traditionalist views in Korea.