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Gay K-pop artist Holland releases first song Neverland

He sings in new music video: 'We are young and I love you'

Gay K-pop artist Holland releases first song Neverland
Holland music video. | Photo: Holland / YouTube

Holland is a landmark gay K-pop artist.

He just released new single Neverland, which shows the story of a boy facing discrimination.

The lyrics in the teaser music video are: ‘We are young and I love you’ as he’s rolling around in bed with another man.

In a recent Twitter post, Holland wrote: ‘Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.’

While he’s not the first openly LGBTI K-pop artist, it’s incredibly rare to see.

South Korea is an incredibly conservative country when it comes to LGBTI rights. While homosexuality is not a crime, social stigma forces many LGBTI people not to come out.

Just last year, Christian protestors blocked the annual Seoul Pride parade. Thousands of anti-LGBTI campaigners, mostly right-wing and Protestant groups, staged counter protests near Seoul Plaza.

They held large group prayers and loudly sung religious hymns.

Marshall Bang (aka MRSHLL) is another openly gay K-pop artist making waves in the music industry.

In an interview with Forbes, MRSHLL said: ‘I’m gay, gay, gay, gay, gay.’

Watch Holland’s music video for Neverland:

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