The information about the 2023 24th Seoul Queer Parade(SQP).(Event Details)


The 2023 24th Seoul Queer Parade(SQP)

1. Dates and Venue: Saturday, July 1, 2023, Euljiro 2-ga area(Jung-gu, Seoul, in front of Exit 4 of Euljiro Station, Euljiro 2-ga intersection, in front of Samilgyo Bridge in Cheonggye Stream)

2. Website & Social Media Pages:

1) Website: https://www.sqcf.org/

2) E-mail: sqpexe@sqcf.org

3) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sqpexe

4) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sqpexe

5) Twitter: https://twitter.com/sqpexe

6) Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sqcforg/

3. Program:  

1) Booth Events:

(1) Time: 11:00~19:00

(2) Introduction: There are about 60 booths where you can join in various creative and interactive activities. Take a look around the venue and try participating in each of these activities. You can also help different NGOs which work hard for our community by making donations.

2) Welcome Performance:

(1) Time: 14:00~16:30

(2) Introduction: This part of the event welcomes everyone who are joining the Seoul Queer Parade. Please enjoy the exciting performances before the start of the parade. Additionally, please listen to the joint remarks of people from all walks of life in Korean society, and feel the energy of support and solidarity.

3) Parade(March):

(1) Time: 16:30~18:00

(2) Introduction: We will march around the city with pride. We will dance and cheer with overflowing energy, celebrating and standing in solidarity with each other. As we exist, gather, and walk together, Seoul will become a city full of rainbow colors and possibilities for coexistence.

4) Celebrating Performances:

(1) Time: 18:00~19:00

(2) Introduction: This part of the event celebrates our completion and safe return from the march. Please hold on to the passion and pride you have recharged at the Seoul Queer Parade, which is held only once a year. We will meet again next year to celebrate each other's existence.

4. Information for participants:

1) Guidance on accessibilities for persons with disabilities

(1) You can move around the venue by wheelchair.

① The venue and the parade course are wheelchair-accessible. 

②  There are restrooms inside the venue for participants with wheelchairs.

(2) Sign language and text interpretations(both in Korean) will be conducted.

①  Sign language and text interpretations will be available during stage events (Welcome Performances, Celebrating Performances) on the large screen next to the stage.

②  The sign language used at the Seoul Queer Culture Festival is based on "농인성소수자✕한국수어: 편견과 혐오를 걷어낸 존중과 긍정의 언어(Deaf and Gender Minorities X Korean Sign Language: A language of respect and affirmation that removes prejudice and hatred, https://deafqueerkor.org/dqksl-about/#)" developed and compiled by the "한국농인LGBT 설립준비위원회(Korea Deaf LGBT Preparation Committee)". Thank you for the hard work of the Korea Deaf LGBT Preparation Committee.

2) On the Day of the Event

(1) There are restroom trailers.

①  Portable restrooms are installed inside the venue and are gender-neutral. There are also restrooms for participants with wheelchairs and strollers.

②  If you are looking for other restrooms nearby, you can find one by searching ‘화장실(Restrooms)’ on the map application and locating public restrooms nearby.

(2) There will be an area dedicated to separating the trash.

- There is an area for separate waste collection inside the venue, and professional cleaning companies reside for waste collection, disposal, and maintaining the venue's cleanliness and hygiene.

(3)  There is a help desk accepting reports of incidents or accidents.

①   Even if it is difficult to completely resolve various cases, the help desk operates in order to prevent future cases, record and analyze incidents, and officially report them to the police.

②  If possible, please record the time and place of the incident, and a precise description of the perpetrator immediately, and also film photos and videos if possible. In the event of an emergency, it is also recommended that you ask people around for help with testimonies and recordings. Submitting such evidence at the time of reporting will allow the scope of handling the case to be expanded.

(4) There are medical office and mental health support booths.

①  There is a medical office inside the venue, with professional medical staff and volunteers stationed to prepare for emergency situations. Emergency medicine is also provided.

②  There is a mental health support team booth inside the venue for your psychological safety, who will guide you on how to cope with stress-related reactions (stabilization techniques).

③ The medical office is operated in cooperation with the "한국성소수자의료연구회(KOREAN ASSOCIATION FOR LGBTQ MEDICINE)" and the mental health support team is operated in cooperation with the "성소수자와 함께하는 상담사 모임, 다다름(DaDareum, Meeting of Ally Counselors)". We would like to thank them for their hard work.

(5) When someone tries to interview or film the participants, please check the following.

①  The SQCF Organizing Committee is issuing press cards to all forms of media, along with guidelines for coverage and filming.

②  If you are asked for consent to be interviewed or featured in a media clip, please check whether or not the reporters and photographers have a press card. Keeping their affiliation, purpose, business card, or contact information can also be of great help in the case of unexpected incidents.

(6) Please be careful not to leave the parade route once the event starts.

①  Please take care not to collide with vehicles or pedestrians outside the parade as you march.

② Vehicles such as buses and passenger cars will pass through the opposite lane of the parade route. For your safety, please be careful of this when you take photos, move your seat, or start walking around.

③ Around the parade route, staff members are working to keep you safe. Please follow the on-site guidance of the staff.

(7) Please move back inside the venue right after the parade.

① If the final destination is crowded, the following vehicles and other participants cannot move. Please enter inside the venue as soon as you arrive, to secure a space for everyone.

② The venue has a celebratory stage for participants who returned safely from the parade, so please go inside and enjoy the performances.

5. Guidelines for Reporting and Filming (Press Information):

1) With the exception of taking and releasing photos and videos (selfies, group photos, etc.) with yourself or with your group, gatherings, friends, etc.,

if you intend to cover and film other participants or distribute the content to an unspecified number of people,

you must follow these guidelines for coverage and filming. In addition, you must obtain a press card through the press booth on the day of the event (1,000 won deposit).

2) The content of the coverage and filming must comply with the provisions of the Journalists Association of Korea's "Human Rights Reporting Rules Chapter 8: LBGTQ+ Rights"(http://www.journalist.or.kr/news/section4.html?p_num=7).

※ Chapter 8 LGBTQ+ Rights

1. The media does not approach sexual minorities with curiosity or exclusionary eyes.

가. Be wary of the use of incorrect concepts such as expressions that disparage sexual minorities, content that distorts the truth, and vocabulary such as 'sexual taste'.

나. Do not create content that contains nuances that sexual minorities are wrong and corrupt.

다. Do not reveal one's sexual orientation or gender identity unless absolutely necessary.

라. Do not use expressions that imply any hatred for the LGBTQ+ community.

2. The media does not link sexual minorities to certain diseases or social pathological phenomena.

가. Be careful not to use expressions that describe the gender identity of the LGBTQ+ community as a mental illness or treatable disease.

나. Do not make links to specific diseases such as AIDS or social pathological phenomena such as prostitution and drugs.

3) Even if you are issued a press card, if you intend to cover and film for other participants or distribute the contents to an unspecified readership, you must share your affiliation, contact information, name, business card, etc. with the person being filmed and obtain their final consent.

4) If personal information, including the faces of other participants, is unintentionally filmed in addition to the person subject to the consent, the personal information of other participants who did not seek consent should be protected via blurring out their faces in the photos.

5) List of media refusal to cover

- The SQCF Organizing Committee fully endorses journalists who fight for a better world without discrimination, but takes a firm stance against media that reinforces discrimination and hatred against the LGBTQ+ community.

- KHTV, 국민일보(KUKMINILBO, Kukmin Daily), 데일리굿뉴스(Daily GOOD NEWS), 크리스천투데이(Christian Today)