Alex, a 26-year-old gay American, moved to Seoul in 2008. He came from Chicago, a city with a “vibrant and huge” gay scene. Seoul was different. Seoul had no gay scene to speak of.
“Seoul shocked me in its apparent lack of venues, groups, activism, and even internet presence,” he said.
Over the next three years, he learned that there is a large gay population here – a hidden gay population, where most interaction occurs online or in a few confined areas.