While South Korea is still on the conservative side when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues, it has become a little more common for celebrities to show their support of the subject in more recent years.
Still, it’s considered risky to outwardly show support of the LGBTQ+ community on a platform as large as the K-Pop industry, so any time that an idol is vocal with their support, it’s a big deal!
This is especially true for rookie idols who haven’t been in the industry for long. And that’s what makes what LE SSERAFIM‘s Yunjin posted on the group’s official Twitter account even more important and brave!
June is Pride Month, a time to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 through pride events worldwide in a show of support and love for the LGBTQ+ community. And on June 2, Yunjin made this post.
— 르세라핌 (@IM_LESSERAFIM) June 2, 2022
The photos she posted showcase a Yunjin playing with a bunch of bright-colored paints on a wall, and her comment presumably references the rainbow colors that are often associated with the LGBTQ+ community.
The comments on the post show just how proud and happy fans are for Yunjin’s show of support!
THE QUEEN IS CELEBRATING PRIDE MONTH???
— luca (@kazhgf) June 2, 2022
you are going to change the idol industry. i love you more. unconditionally.
— kaylene! *☽ (@sohvvpy) June 2, 2022
OMG YUNJIN you literally have no idea how much this means for us lgbt ssera stans! 🤍🤍🤍 thank you for acknowledging us, i know many idols can’t or refuse to do it! love you endlessly
— nat (@GCFlZONE) June 2, 2022
yunjin say gay rights
— rey IS SEEING LOONA AND DREAMCATCHER (@oectrio) June 2, 2022
my first pride month i feel so loved i love you so much yunjin
— suf finding lessera moots (@sourzuhaz) June 2, 2022
Happy Pride Month!