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The status of gay rights in North Korea is unclear due to the country's tendency towards secrecy regarding its internal affairs. Though homosexuality is not officially criminal in North Korea, the government condemns the practice as a vice caused by the decadence of capitalist society, and denounces Western gay culture as promoting consumerism, classism, and promiscuity.[1] In economics, a capitalist is someone who owns capital, presumably within the economic system of capitalism. ... See labrys, black triangle. ...

North Korean defectors claim that homosexuality is simply not discussed in the country, and most have no idea of the existence of such sexual practices until leaving.[2] It is therefore estimated that most North Korean homosexuals are conditioned or coerced into marriage without fully comprehending their feelings.

During the 1960s, North Korean youth brigades would voyage to Cuba to harvest sugar cane as a gesture of solidarity, though relations became strained as the Cuban government deported some youth brigades for homosexuality.[3] The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ...

An informed website on events in North Korea claims that the country, having embraced science, recognizes a genetic basis for sexual orientation and has never oppressed homosexuals, unlike "many capitalist regimes around the world."[4] However, the website is often criticized for exaggerating the level of democratic and religious freedoms that can be exercized in North Korea, so it is unclear how truthful such statements about the treatment of homosexuals are. Sexuality researchers are often interested in homosexuality because there is evidence from twin studies that there is a biological involvement. ...

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World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Western Europe. ... The human rights record of North Korea is extremely difficult to fully assess due to the secretive and closed nature of the country. ...


  1. ^ Global Gayz. Gay North Korea News & Reports 2005. Retrieved May 5th, 2006.
  2. ^ The Marmot’s Hole (Google Cache). No gays in North Korea?. Retrieved May 5th, 2006.
  3. ^ Pakistan Daily Times. Castro and Kim: Ill-suited comrades. Retrieved May 5th, 2006.
  4. ^ DPRK FAQ. What is North Korea's stance on homosexuality?. Retrieved May 5th, 2006.



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