South Korea: 70% of young gay men not out to their parents
A study has found that as many as seven out of 10 gay Koreans hide their sexual orientations from their parents.
Seoul National University human ecology major Jo Nam-seok surveyed 103 gay men in their 20s.
The findings, presented on Tuesday, reported that 68.9% had not come out to their parents.
Additionally, only 1% of respondents said their father knew they were gay, compared with 19.4% who had come out to their mother.
Of those who had come out, 75% said they told their parents while 25% said their parents had learned from others.
It is legal to be gay in South Korea. However, the country does not offer same-sex marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples.