Update Below: The Busan Queer Cultural Festival Organizing Committee will host the 2nd Busan Queer Festival will be held on October 6 at Gunam Plaza in Haeundae.
The festival, which will be held on a Saturday, is to be divided into parades, booths and performances.
The parade, which is always a highlight of each pride festival worldwide, is meaningful for participants to walk the streets together and celebrate full freedom and equality without fear and stand up for sexual minorities in Korea.
Booths will once again be set up around the Gunam area to introduce various groups related to gender minority human rights.
Though the Busan Queer Culture Festival is trying to create a festival for everyone who can enjoy without discrimination and hatred, the second festival will likely come under protest again like last year, as some local churches have already announced that they will actively try to stop the festival.
Religious groups have tried to block the parade at pride events around the country for years by also holding anti-homosexuality protests, though thousands come out annually to celebrate and enjoy the festive atmosphere in record numbers each year.
This year’s festival kicks off at 11 a.m. at Haeundae beach followed by a parade at 4 p.m. which followed a path along adjacent streets before ending at Gunam-ro Culture Square for a large celebration.
11 a.m. – Booths open
12:30 p.m. – Shows start
3:30 p.m. – Shows finish
4 p.m. – Parade starts
4:30 p.m. – Booths close
5:30 p.m. – Parade finishes