Penis Park in South Korea – Gay Star News

Author: , February 28th, 2018

Penis Park - Gay Star News

Located in Sinnam, South Korea, this penis-themed park is a NSFW tourist destination.
Formally called Haesindang Park, the theme of the park is based on an old legend.

What’s the legend?

In the Legend of Auebawi and Haesindang, a woman was left by a man on a rock in the sea while he worked. Due to a storm, the man was unable to retrieve her, and the woman ended up drowning.

After this incident, the people of the village were unable to catch fish. They blamed this on the dead woman. Then, one day, a fisherman ejaculated into the sea and suddenly was able to catch fish again. It was thought that exposing the deceased virgin woman to male genitalia pleased her, and thus allowed them to catch fish.
To honor the dead virgin and to ensure the fish would remain, the people of the village built wooden phallic-shaped effigies in her honor and held religious ceremonies on her behalf.

By Rafaella Gunz – Full Story at Gay Star News

Featured Gay Friendly Tour Operator: Gekotour

Author: , November 19th, 2015


Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gekotour is not your ordinary travel tour experience. Our goal is to make a positive impact!! Learn from the ancestral Asian villagers: amazing authentic culture, delicious traditional cuisine, hand-made traditional handicrafts and environment stewardship. While on tour, learn new skills such as art, photography, cooking or yoga and meditation practice with expert Gekotour local guides and professional facilitators. Contribute wholeheartedly with local NGO and Non-profit organizations, family and local community operated businesses, and village monks and chiefs whose passion is to maintain their ancient culture, history, and cuisine. Sit back and reflect in remote communities in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia and India, away from the hustling tour groups.

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South Korea Gay Pride Parade Halted By Christian Protesters

Author: , June 8th, 2014

Seoul Pride Protesters

Seoul’s gay pride parade was disrupted multiple times today when hundreds of Christians laid in the path of the floats and refused to move.

According to information provided to Gay Star News by a Ph.D student in South Korea, conservative Christians held mass prayer services during the 7 June event. “To put it simply today was a kind of battle between extremist Christians and LGBT attendees of said pride,” the student wrote in a email account. The parade started but was stopped multiple times by protestors putting their bodies on the street, blocking the march. The anti-gay protestors sang South Korea’s national anthem and chanted gays had no place in the country. The email account claims police arrested a few of the Christian demonstrators.

Many public events in South Korea have been canceled since the April ferry sinking which took over 300 lives. The pride parade went on despite official permission having been rescinded by Seoul officials.

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Seoul Pride to Go On After Government Revokes Permission

Author: , May 31st, 2014

Seoul PrideThe organisers of Seoul Pride have announced the event will go ahead next week in defiance of government orders, after official permission was revoked.

Permission for the 15th Korea Queer Festival, known as Seoul Pride, was granted months ago, but was revoked following the MV Sewol ferry tragedy last month, which took the lives of 290 people.

A district-office spokesman told the Wall Street Journal that the cancellation was because the parade was inappropriate given national sentiment, but organisers allege Christian lobbying groups, who have long objected to the event, filed complaints deliberately in order to get it cancelled.

By Nick Duffy – Pink News

South Korea – Visiting the “Penis Park”

Author: , January 24th, 2013

South Korea Penis ParkThe many giant penises of South Korea, erected on a hill south of Samcheok, stand boldly in defiance of an old curse.

The many festively carved phalluses of Haesingdang Park offer visitors an opportunity to hike and rest amongst giant folk art penises while discovering the tragi-comic story of a young virgin wife who lost her life at the site, driving the fish from the waters.

Forty minutes south of Samcheok city is the Penis Park – where dozens stand, from hanging arrangements to three meter tall trunks of wood, showcasing joy, spirituality and sexuality.

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Five Great Asian Travel Destinations

Author: , June 17th, 2012

Japan Gay TravelAre you looking for an unforgettable gaycation in the Far East? From beautiful landscapes to incredible nightlife, these five destinations won’t disappoint.

5. Seoul, South Korea: Modern, cosmopolitan and fabulous, there’s no city like gay Seoul. Voted by Chinese, Japanese and Thai tourists as the top travel destination, you’ll find a few different gayborhoods. Itaewon is where you’ll find the hottest gay clubs, restaurants and boutiques.

4. Singapore: Chinatown is where you’ll find the most popular gay bars, which is easily accessible by public transportation. Backstage Bar is one of the hottest clubs catering to queer patrons. For a change of scenery, head to Tanjong Beach in Sentosa, one of Singapore’s most popular gay beaches.

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Visiting Gay South Korea

Author: , January 13th, 2012

Found this video on Joe.My.God’s blog – here’s what he has to say about it:

“Their blog is mostly about K-pop, with which I had a brief but intense fascination during the summer of 2010.”

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