harisu kimjhokwangsoo There are people hoping to change South Koreans’ perspectives on homosexuality, and among them are the founders and participants of the Queer Festival in South Korea. The 14th Queer Festival which took place in Hongdae this year started in 2000 to instill confidence among homosexuals and to improve the public’s understanding of homosexuality. This year, Ha Ri Su and Kim Jho Kwang Soo appeared at the event with their significant others. Ha Ri Su is a transsexual singer and model and Kim Jho Kwang Soo is one of the few openly gay Korean film directors.