Hansol previously revealed he identifies as asexual, and on December 15, he shared more about being queer in South Korea on Instagram. He wrote to fans:
"To be honest, I don't think South Korea's very familiar with the queer identity. People under the queer umbrella, which represents a lot of different sexualities, hide the fact, fight it, or don't worry about it. Even though this is the truth, there are still people who want to erase their existence ironically.
It's just a human loving a human, and I think it's disappointing that they need everyone else's consent and that they become oppressed in society because they're different. To be honest, there was no need to officially post my subjective thought, but I'm now going to carefully express my thoughts on the matter. In the past when things were chaotic, I did not want the word 'queer' to exist. I wondered how wonderful the world could be if everyone was free to love anyone under the law, so there would be no need for the word 'queer.' A lot of people wondered about my queer identity, and I wrote about it because I wanted to encourage those who were looking for answers from me. I always say that I don't have all the answers. Yes, this is true. I still don't know the answer when it comes to my own sexual and romantic identity. I always let people judge from what they see with their own eyes, but that doesn't mean I ignore my own identity. I love myself a lot, so I don't get hurt by those who hate me because of my sexuality. 'I'm not attracted to the opposite sex, yet I'm not attracted to the same sex either. I never bothered to date. I hate sex very much.' This is me, and this reality is what's good and enjoyable to me. People like me, gain strength and enjoy your life and have fun. Don't listen to others. You're the most important and precious."
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