The goal is to support victims of Korea's military law which criminalizes gay soldiers. First, this will provide legal assistance for 8 of the 26 victims who are or will be brought to trial. Second, it'll assist 3 or more active-duty soldiers suffering from disadvantageous dispositions, stigmatized as sex offenders. Also, it'll aid 11 constitutional appeals repealing the sodomy law. As such, this project will organize a civil movement to end discrimination.
In 2017, the Army Chief of Staff ordered a search for all gay soldiers. About 50 were detected until the timely intervention of us. Of those, military police threatened 26 with forceful outing. They are still in the Army MP. Meanwhile, 7 were convicted, and the others have been branded as sex offenders. The Navy in 2018 tracked down 4 more; 3 are under investigation.
First, this'll help 5 victims' trials pending before the Supreme & High Court and assist the legal fight of 4 victims being discriminated against for being gay and branded as sex offenders. Forced on leave with annual half-pay, some are at risk of losing their occupations. Third, it'll help constitutional appeal procedures. Essentially, this project will organize civil societies to launch a campaign to urge the Court to abolish it.
Providing remedial measures to those who have suffered from psychological, physical and occupational damages. Open the door for re-trials for those who were convicted for the sodomy law from July 2016 (the last constitutional decision) - thus, we need to campaign for public awareness about sexual and other social minorities in Korea. Thus, all may enjoy the freedom of occupation, self-actualization & personal security.