| Translation: Episode 1|
00:15 [Gay Project: Coming Out]
00:18 There has never been a program like this.
[First Korean gay project]
00:22 The story of men who oppose forbidden love.
00:25 Although --(who he's talking about isn't stated so I don't know if it's him who thinks that or someone else) said that you must stone them to death,
["Stone them to death!"]
00:27 The gay who has finally come out to the world, his face is revealed.
[The gay who stands confidently in front of the world, revealing his face!]
00:31 Will you be coming out?
00:34 The gay project, Coming Out, is starting now!
00:39 [19+ rating announcement]
00:42 [tvN Gay Project <Coming Out> is a program designed to encourage gay people to come out and change the public opinion and attitude towards sexual orientation minorities.]
00:53 [----- Program, Fresh or a shock? (title is cut off)]
00:55 The people everyone knew, but what everyone banned - the gays. It's no longer something to be ignored.
01:05 Korea's first gay project, Coming Out. It created a big issue even before production started.
01:12 Hong : I don't get why people think that it's so extreme. (not a direct translation but just the general meaning)
[I'm really really anticipating this.]
01:18 A brave shout for the rights of sexual orientation minorities, is now starting.
01:20 The gay project Coming Out, finally their secrets are being revealed.
01:33 [Shouting out to the world, actor Hong Suk-Chun][The woman who's confident in front of everyone, actor Jung Kyung-Soon]
01:43 A kiss with the one you love makes you feel happy/excited. But how about a kiss between gay people? Most people will think of it as shocking. But it's undeniable that there are homosexual people in this world and suffer because of that love. Coming Out is the first program in Korea to deal with the forbidden topic, gay love. We will pull them out from the shadows into the light. In order to do that, they must be ready to come out. But coming out for them could be a gamble with their life.
02:29 People feel fear and disgust at what they don't understand. It's the same concept for how people view gays. How do average people think about gays?
02:39 Hong : I end up thinking that they're gross... / I don't think there's a problem with guys liking guys and girls liking girls. / I think it's wrong for people to be like that. / I just dislike it for no reason. They're disgusting.
02:52 [the year 2000, Hong's coming out interview] There's no difference between the me before coming out and the me now.
02:58 Eight years ago, Hong, the actor who was popular for his metrosexual image, came out and received the cold stares of the public. [Because the object of disdain in one day] He was kicked off TV programs and lost his friends and colleagues one by one - what was the reason for his coming out?
03:14 Hong : I'm not dirty and the person I love is not dirty, so why should we have to hide it?
03:23 [After his coming out, the word used to describe him, gay] Eight years later, Hong talks at universities about the rights of gays. He says that the public attitude on gays have changed, but the two sides of understanding and disgust are still tense.
03:38 Minister Jo Un-Jin : Homosexuality is opposed by God and thus is a subject of disgust.
03:44 Minister Hwang Pil-Gyoo : If you come out you receive that much pain, and suffer because of homophobia. Some are attacked by homophobes and some even die. Catholicism cannot just ignore this either.
04:03 Gays are attempting to come out in all areas of society. It especially happens in the conservative environment of the army, but the rights of gays are being totally ignored.
04:17 A guy who came out : When I first came out, I suffered a lot for 1~2 weeks. People would just call me and hit me, make dirty jokes, mock me..
04:28 On weekends, Ee-Tae-Won and Jong-Ro are packed with gays to avoid the stares and seek shelter in their own space. Coming out is an extremely risky thing for them as they could lose everything.
04:37 After I came out I got threatened a lot, threatened that they'd resort to bad things if I didn't do things with them(I'm guessing that straight guys threatened to hurt him if he didn't do sexual favours - not so clear on this one). We're scared to report them to the police because that would mean our names would get out. Only those who already came out can sue them. We can't even ask people for help or advice because that would mean we'd have to come out to them. Then we would start worrying about what they think of us..
05:11 To them, coming out is a once-in-their-lifetime gamble.
05:20 Coming out is the biggest problem for gays. It means that they accept their sexuality and by telling others,, it makes them more confident. This program supports coming out. Gays are no longer special, they could be anyone - your family, siblings, and friends.
05:54 For the first time in Korea, we have someone who will try to come out on TV. Our first guest, willing to face the world and its taboo, who could it be?
06:09 Jung : Our first hour of tvN Coming Out. We have a 100% real gay here who is coming out on TV for the first time in Korea.
Hong : He must have thought it over for a long time to come out on television, and weíd like to applaud his courage and resolution for making this decision.
Jung : The man who is the main character of today could be your family, your sibling, your friend. Watch closely. Gay project, Coming Out! I introduce our first guest.
[For the first time! A 100% real situation!]
Jung : Hello, itís nice to meet you.
Hong : Thank you (for coming).
Jung : You know that your close ones could be shocked and hurt by your coming out; youíd know better than me. It would have taken a lot of courage to come here like this,. Iíll first ask an important question: Are you gay?
??? : Yes, Iím a homosexual who loves men.
Hong : This is a harder question than you think, so we thank you for answering confidently. What is your reason for revealing your sexual orientation to the world?
??? : Iím doing a different love than other people but people only see the difference and ignore the fact that my love is love too. Iím also a normal person who loves and wanted to show people that Iím not different from them, that Iím a person too.
Jung : You have a strong resolve to come out. If you come out now, all of Korea will know who you are. Are you really ready for this? Iíll ask a few questions to check.
??? : Okay.
08:29 Hong: After you come out, the people around you may ignore you or you may even be attacked by homophobes. Have you thought enough about this fact?
??? : Yes, Iíve thought over it a lot and even if it becomes like that, itís my burden to bear.
|QUOTE (jon13lee @ Jul 15 2008, 07:01 AM)|
|wow i didn't even know they had this. it sounds interesting, something i should check out. usually we don't see such things being broadcast in an asian country or i should say any country that i know of...|