In South Korea, gay soldiers can serve, but they can be punished for consensual sex. This law is currently under review by the highest court in the country.
Artist and activist Jeram Kang says he was sexually harassed while serving in the South Korean military. After army commanders learned he was gay, Jeram was sidelined. He was then transferred to a psychiatric ward.
Ten years later, his handwritten testimony, along with stories from other gay soldiers, has been turned into an art exhibit showcasing gay rights.
This video includes references to sexual assault and suicide.
If you are feeling emotionally distressed, support is available in the UK at BBC Actionline, or in South Korea at 129, Chingusai and the Center for Military Human Rights Korea.
Internationally, there is support at Befrienders Worldwide.
Produced by Julie Yoon and Kevin Kim
Filmed by Kevin Kim and Jungmin Choi
Graphics: Davies Surya
Edited by: Kevin Kim