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Will a new Korean president improve LGBT rights? Seems unlikely.

There’s just something about April in Korea. Alongside the annual cherry blossom bloomings and yellow dust warnings, the month also tends to bring threats of war from North of the border and challenges for the country’s increasingly visible LGBT population.

The Korean Queer Culture Festival is once again…

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GFRIEND, Korea’s hidden camera problem and when fans cross the line

“Hidden camera glasses” started trending on Korean twitter earlier when a video emerged of Yerin from GFRIEND removing the glasses of a man at their fansign after suspecting they contained a camera.  At around 40m 30s in the video you can see Yerin politely ask the fan about the glasses…

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allkpop are still as bad as ever

Allkpop have published (barely anonymised) sensitive photographs of the alleged female victim of a violent crime. Just another day of responsible reporting from everyone’s favourite K-pop news website…

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[UPDATE] The Barberettes and Sultan of the Disco to return to the UK

[UPDATE] The venue and date for this event have changed. The concert will now be held at the Borderline on the 23rd May and there is a currently a 50% discount if you buy tickets from the Borderline’s website and use promo code KSHOW.

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Block B announce European tour stops including London

Block B have announced the locations for their European tour in October including a stop in London.

The group have been working with concert crowdfunding platform MyMusicTaste asking fans to vote for where they want to see the boys.

In a video, the members of Block B announced where they…

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[GALLERY] HISTORY at the O2 Academy Islington in London

In February, LOEN Entertainment’s five member boy group HISTORY played O2 Academy Islington in London as part of a European tour. Unfortunately, Beyond Hallyu couldn’t send anyone to the gig but we hear the boys put in a great performance and everyone had a rather lovely time. Here…

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MYNAME are coming to London, Warsaw, Bucharest and Paris in September

The latest in a line of recent K-pop boy bands to announce European tour dates is MYNAME. The 5-piece group are coming to London as well as Warsaw, Bucharest and Paris.

MYNAME 마이네임 マイネーム Europe dates confirmed !★Saturday 10th September 2016 London UK★Venue : O2 Academy Islington★Sunday…

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Details for B.A.P’s London concert in May revealed

We finally got a date for B.A.P’s second London concert last week and now the actual details of the show are starting to emerge.

The group will be playing The Coronet at 8pm on the 13th of May. It’s a 2,800 capacity theatre venue but…

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