Being gay in Korea is one thing.
Being OPENLY gay is Korea is a different ball game all together.
Through his music and interaction with fans he decided to come out as the first openly gay k-pop idol in order to let other LGBT youth know that they are not alone.
This MV is rated R in South Korea due to it’s depiction of a same-sex relationship.
Large labels won’t sign Holland so he has used social media and crowd funding websites to kick start his career. He plans to release his new album with fans contributions and support.
General awareness of homosexuality remains low, still ,within South Korea and LGBT people are strongly discriminated against. Same-sex marriage is illegal.
In ultra-conservative, modern Korean culture Holland is unforeseen. He went to his first gay-pride event in Seoul this year and he hopes to perform on stage next year.