Posted by Sophie-Ha Friday, July 1, 2022

Korean YouTuber Poongja shares the struggles she faced as a transgender in South Korea


Popular YouTuber Poongja (Yoon Bo Mi, age 34) shared the struggles she faced as a transgender in South Korea.

Poongja appeared on Channel A's 'Oh Eun Young's Golden Clinic' that aired on July 1 and shared about the struggles and discrimination she faced in South Korea while living as a transgender woman.

During this episode, Poongja shared a story in which her landlord kicked her out for being transgender. She explained, "One time, the landlord broke the 'Jeonse' contract. She said, 'I can never have a transgender living in my house.' and 'it feels unpleasant and unright. I feel like you would do something illegal and I won't get more renters.' and kicked me out."

Poongja continued to say, "After finishing up the preparations to move out, I asked for the penalty fee for breaking the contract, and she said 'the contract is invalid because you're a transgender"," confessing the pains she experienced through the discrimination she faced in Korea.

Meanwhile, Poongja is a transgender YouTuber and BJ who has gained a large following with her outgoing and energetic personality. 

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whomeok577 pts Friday, July 1, 2022 1
Friday, July 1, 2022

Whenever there is anything LGBT on this site, some of you people really show yourselves and your absolute hatred for people and a subject you don't understand. But at the same time, you're the ones that sit behind your phones and computers eating up all the bs ships you've developed in your mind when it comes to your kpop groups. A bunch of ignorant tools, that keep this world repressed and divided. Pick up a damn human sexuality book and educate yourselves instead of trying to justify your disgust by using religion to weaponize the vulnerable in this world.

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Sanakat4,687 pts Friday, July 1, 2022 3
Friday, July 1, 2022

I know people in akp really dislike this topic, but I think it may strike a cord to the prejudice and ignorance of many against trans people to see a psychologist (with a specialty in childhood psychology) being openly supportive of Bomi and her life as a transgender person. As the majority of that science field agrees upon. I hope she lives as fair a life and free as anybody else.

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