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. Before debuting in , he first came out in his middle-school years, and it didn't go as smoothly as expected.
In the camp world of K-pop, it's hard for stars to be gay
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