Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Additional Recruitment for 2018 Seoul Pride Booth

Additional Recruitment for 2018 Seoul Pride Booth

We have been recruiting vendors, drag artists, make-up artists, and volunteers for our 2018 Seoul Pride booth. A lot of people applied for the positions and we really appreciate it. Now the event is about 10 days away and we are still looking for some more people who will participate in our booth programs. Take a look at the available positions below and submit your application to us at seouldragparade@gmail.com.

1. Seller (1 – 2 people)
We’re recruiting one or two people who can sell their own goods, art, food, or anything else appropriate for the Queer Culture Festival. Currently we have YouTuber Hayden Royalty and queer artist Heezy Yang.

2. Makeup Artist (2 – 3 people)
This year our booth will provide a drag makeup experience in return for donations. From the donations, 50% would go towards the booths’ operating expenses and 50% would go to the makeup artists who help out. We would prefer those with experience in drag makeup and anyone with a passion for celebrating drag.

3. Drag Artists (2 – 3 people)
We’re looking for some drag artists who can help out at the booth by greeting visitors and taking pictures in exchange for tips and donations. From the donations, 50% would go towards the booths’ operating expenses and 50% would go to the drag artists who help out. Any style of drag or any age is fine.

4. Volunteers (3 people)
A lot of people signed up for volunteering but we still have 3 more spaces to fill! All volunteers will receive free entry to Seoul Drag Parade’s After Party. Please find availabilities below:

10AM – 12PM (1 person)
We need someone to help transport the booth supplies and equipment. We’ll need help packing stuff into the van. This is a really important role but we have less stuff than you might imagine and nothing is that heavy.

4PM – 6PM (1 person)
This is the time when the parade will take place so it might not be easy to find a volunteer. Even during the parade, we must have someone running the booth and it would be a huge help if someone could do this for us.

6PM – 7:15PM (1 person)
We really need help for cleaning & tidying up when we are closing the booth. We have recruited a few people for it already but we would like to find one more person who'd like to help us!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Booth Participants Recruitment for 2018 Seoul Pride


Booth Participants Recruitment for 2018 Seoul Pride
  
2018 Seoul Queer Culture Festival (aka Seoul Pride) is taking place on the 14th of July at Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul city hall. <Seoul Drag Parade> and <LGBTQIA+ And Allies In Korea> are running a booth together at the festival on that day. We are looking for people to participate in our booth's programs. There are four categories: Drag Artists, Vendors, Make-Up Artists, and Volunteers. Take a look at the details below and apply by sending us an E-mail with a brief introduction of yourself at seouldragparade@gmail.com


Category 1. Drag Artists
Drag Artists will be staying at the booth for a certain amount of time and take photos with people and get tipped. Easy Job! The tips will be collected altogether first and later shared with all drag artists. (Part of the tips will be used to cover the booth fee.) If you do drag and would like to make some cash through this easy job, choose a time slot from the options below and apply for the job! You can apply for more than one time slot if you would like! We are hiring 2 or 3 drag artists for each slot.
12PM-2PM / 2PM-4PM / 4PM-6PM (Parade will happen during this time!) / 6PM-7PM

Category 2. Vendors
Vendors must stay at the booth for most of the time during the festival. The booth hours start at 11AM and ends at 7PM. If you would like to participate in the parade in the afternoon, or if you need to leave a little bit earlier, or something like that, we can be a little bit flexible with your schedule. We have already recruited 2 vendors and we are looking for 2 more at the moment. Vendors who sell queer-related products or work will be considered firstly.

Category 3. Make-Up Artists
We are looking for make-up artists who will be providing drag make-up to people who want to try out drag make-up at the booth. We have limited time and space for this program so the drag make-up will have to be rather simplified and less "authentic". We will provide all the necessary make-up items to the make-up artists. We will be providing this service with a fee. 50% of the profits will be donated to fund the booth and the other 50% will go to the make-up artists. Make-up artists do not need to stay at the booth all day on the festival day, but we would like to ask them to stay as long as they can. The more they work, the more money they will make, anyway! We are recruiting up to 4 make-up artists.
  
Category 4. Volunteers
The assistance of volunteers has always been vital for booth programs every year. Volunteers do not have set roles, however, booth managers, vendors, and artists will need volunteers' help as booths tend to get extremely busy on festival day. .) If you would like to volunteer, choose a time slot from the options below and apply! You can apply for more than one time slot if you would like! We would like to have 2 or 3 volunteers for each slot ideally. Volunteers can enter <Pride After-Party hosted by Seoul Drag Parade> for free, later that day!
12PM-2PM / 2PM-4PM / 4PM-6PM (Parade will happen during this time!) / 6PM-7:15PM (Cleaning part really requires volunteers' help at the end of the festival!)

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We hope to meet a lot of familiar & new, interesting & cool people through our Pride booth this year!

Reminder: If you wish to participate in our booth's programs, apply for the job & slot you want, by sending us an E-mail  with a brief introduction of yourself at seouldragparade@gmail.com

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Feature Yourself in Our 2018 Seoul Pride Pamphlet

Feature Yourself in Our 2018 Seoul Pride Pamphlet

(Sample Images of Our 2016 & 2017 Pamphlets)

We are looking for contents to be featured in our 2018 Seoul Pride pamphlet.
Pamphlets will be given out to attendees of 2018 Seoul Pride (aka Seoul Queer Culture Festival).
You may see what we are looking for below:

1) Non-Korean LGBTQ+ people's messages to Korean LGBTQ+ community or their LGBTQ+ experiences and stories in Korea 'written in Korean by themselves'. (2 slots)

2) Korean LGBTQ+ people's messages to international LGBTQ+ people or their LGBTQ+ experiences and stories 'written in English by themselves'. (2 slots)

3) LGBTQ+-related business or contents promotion:
If you have anything that you want to promote via our pamphlet that is related to LGBTQ+ (Youtube channel, business, artist profile, etc), we will feature it on our pamphlet to help promoting. (4 slots)

We have only so much space we can spare in our pamphlets, so the slots are 'first apply first served'.

Contact us if you want to be featured, by sending an email to heezy.yang@gmail.com. This offer closes on the 16th, or sooner if the slots are taken quickly.
Your application may be rejected if your content is not Korea-related at all.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Overview of LGBTQ Activism In South Korea

Overview of LGBTQ Activism In South Korea
Written by Heezy Yang, South Korean LGBTQ artist and activist

Photo by Kim Min Soo & Korea Queer Culture Festival

Even though South Korea has become a culturally very influential Asian country (in such a short period of time with the rise of K-pop and its entertainment industry in general, as well as its economic growth), non-native South Koreans outside South Korea are often only able to access limited bits of the country’s culture due to the language barrier and South Korea’s unfamiliarity with foreigners. South Korea’s LGBTQ culture is especially something that is hardly exposed to people all around the world. As an English-speaking South Korean who’s been fairly active in South Korea’s LGBTQ scene and movement, I get asked a lot of questions by foreign academics and I receive interview requests from media. Something that I can assure you is that South Korea does have a rapidly-growing and unique LGBTQ culture and that behind it there are many hard-working LGBTQ activists. Through this article, I would like to share my knowledge and experiences regarding LGBTQ activism in South Korea. This article will be presented through specific categories which will aim to deepen the reader’s understanding regarding this topic.

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