A man dressed as Jesus – and with a great message
– was among the thousands of people who turned out for South Korean’s biggest pride parade at the weekend.
An estimated 85,000 people took part the celebrations in the South Korean capital Seoul, the largest in the event’s 17-year history according to organisers.
But religious protesters also attended the event, with photos posted to social media showing them under a large banner reading “Homosexuality is sin! Return to Jesus!”
But the proud Pride marcher who was dressed as Jesus stood in front of the protesters with a rainbow sign that read “I’m cool with it”.
Homosexuality is not illegal in the country, but many gay South Koreans stay in the closet due to fear of discrimination and social isolation, the South China Morning Post reports.
Only 50 attended Seoul’s first gay pride parade in 2000, and attendance has surged to tens of thousands in recent years.
This guy won Seoul’s Gay Pride Event 👌 pic.twitter.com/s3r5N4jPOR
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