Korean Stars Who Will Surprise You With Their Love For The LGBT Community

By Edward Leary | October 06, 2017 11:47 PM EDT


Believe it or not, despite homosexuality being a largely taboo topic in Korea and most of Asia, there are a fair few of K-Pop idols who openly support the LGBTQIA+ community in their country and across the globe. With October being a time to celebrate awareness and the process of coming out in the gay community, what better time to check out some of the idols you wouldn't expect to show their support for equality! View the idols who feel love is love down below.


CL is one fierce and fabulous diva who many drag queens have tried to emulate. She is known for being close friends with openly gay fashion designer Jeremy Scott of Adidas.

Super Junior Heechul

Heechul of Super Junior not only loves sporting some epic drag but he loves showcasing his support as well! He is known for his statement regarding gays during an interview sayng, "I have friends who are close to Seong Hwan (a gay director). This thing called love is between two people. But if you care too much about what people say or read online, then it's really a pity. So, just don't care too much."

Girls' Generation Taeyeon

Taeyeon and the rest of Girls' Generation are supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community. Member Taeyeon, in particular, showed her love on National Coming Out Day (October 11th) with a photo of a rainbow unicorn! If you haven't seen their "Love and Girl" MV, then you are missing up.

BTS Rap Monster

Rap Monster of BTS is a supporter of many causes and gay rights are one of them! He was the composer of girl group GLAM's song "Party XXO" which sported an equal love concept and queer-oriented lyrics. Watch the MV down below!


IU has expressed her love for gay TV personality and restaurant owner Hong Suk Cheon time and time again. The two are like glue and IU has become aware of the kindness LGBT people share.

Jo Kwon

Despite the rumors of him being gay and his denial of said allegations, Jo Kwon is known as Korea's one and only male diva. He stared in a gay musical called "Priscilla" which voiced the hardships of life as a drag queen.


BoA actually showed her support for the LGBTQIA+ community by performing at the San Francisco Pride Festival!

f(x) Amber

Amber has spoken out about her beliefs and love for all people on numerous occasions. She often comments on her appearance saying people shouldn't be restricted to gender roles and also showed her support or the New Orlean's Gay Night Club shooting one year ago.

GOT7 Jackson


Many were surprised to see and hear about GOT7 Jackson's support for equality in love during an episode of 'We Got Married.' The handsome star questioned the cast and set by saying, "But can't guys marry guys?"

Tagged :  LGBT, gay, K-Pop, idol, support


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