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Best 4 Asian LGBTQ Reality Shows That You Must Need to Watch

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Asian LGBTQ Reality Shows

The increased visibility of queer individuals and their contributions to various art forms, including music and reality shows, has played a significant role in challenging stereotypes and fostering acceptance.

It’s heartening to see the progress made in terms of LGBTQ+ representation in media, but there’s still work to be done to ensure equal rights and acceptance for all members of the community. The ongoing efforts to support LGBTQ+ rights and representation in various fields contribute to a more inclusive and accepting society.

So, here are some LGBTQ reality shows that you might wanna know.

Merry Queer

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LGBTQ Reality Shows

It is a Korean reality TV show which features the coming-out journeys of queer couples and reveals their unconventional relationship to their friends, families, and relatives. This series includes the life of three different couples.

Gay Couple (Boy-Boy Couple)

Kim Min Jun and Park Bo Sung

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LGBTQ Reality Shows

They both decided to register their marriage in South Korea but could not able to do it as same-sex marriage is not possible there. Park Bo Sung confesses to his mother his decision of getting their marriage registered which leads to a conflict discussion between them. Later on, after getting his mother’s consent, they went to the US to get married and have a legal marriage certificate which is possible there.

Lesbian Couple (Girl-Girl Couple)

Im Ga Ram and Lee Seung Eun

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LGBTQ Reality Shows

They both are in a live-in relationship and were preparing for their marriage. While booking a banquet for their marriage, during the discussion with the different wedding planners most of them are not able to accept them or make an excuse that they don’t have an empty slot. But finally, a company is ready to plan their wedding.

Lee Seung Eun was in emotional turmoil as she could not be able to come out in front of her parents. Later on with their parents’ consent, they decided to change their marriage into the ring exchange ceremony as it makes sense in S. Korea.

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Transgender Lesbian Couple (Female to Male-Female Couple)

Yoo Tae Yoon and Lee Min Ju

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Yoo Tae Yoon is a transgender who is going under hormonal therapy to convert herself into a man and later on, surgery could be done. Her partner Lee Min Ju who is bisexual is in support of this as she’ll be happy. The only thing both of them are afraid of and were is a lot of pressure which led to emotional exhaustion is once she changed her sex could she be able to love her as she used to do?

Main Host

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LGBTQ Reality Shows


Shin Dong Yup
is a gay comedy entertainer.

Hong Seok Cheon also a gay entertainer.

Ahn Hee Yeon is an Actress.

His Man

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LGBTQ Reality Shows

His Man is a Korean gay dating reality TV show. In this series, gay single men shared a house together and express themselves to each other either on the basis of their ideal type, vibe match, curiosity, and attraction, or whomever they want to be in touch with them outside the house to start a relationship.

Everybody is allowed to date each other and at night they had to call the guy, they are interested in individually. In the end, they all want to find love in this quest.

Now, two seasons of His Man have been released.

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Safe House

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It is a Thai reality TV show in which GMMTV stars come together to live in a house together 24/7.

The series consists of 4 seasons which are-

Safe House (Season 1)

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MAIN CAST

  • Gun Atthaphan Phunsawat
  • Tay Tawan Vihokratana
  • Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri 
  • Mix Sahaphap Wongratch 
  • Luke Ishikawa Plowden 
  • Pond Naravit Lertratkosum 
  • Phuwin Tangsakyuen
  • Khaotung Thanawat Ratanakitpaisan 
  • Neo Trai Nimtawat

Guests

  • Leo Saussay
  • Godji Tachakorn Boonlupyanun

Safe House (Season 2: Winter Camp)

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Main Cast

  • Nanon Korapat Kirdpan 
  • JJ Chayakorn Jutamas 
  • AJ Chayapol Jutamas 
  • Mike Chinnarat Siriphongchawalit 
  • Force Jiratchapong Srisang 
  • Book Kasidet Plookphol 
  • Off Jumpol Adulkittiporn
  • First Kanaphan Puitrakul
  • Krist Perawat Sangpotirat
  • Ohm Pawat Chittsawangdee
  • Drake Sattabut Laedeke
  • Tay Tawan Vihokratana

Also Read: 30 Best Thai BL Dramas Of All Time

SAFE HOUSE SEASON 3: BEST BRO SECRET

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In this season the cast comes in pairs.

Main Cast

  • Off Jumpol Adulkittiporn
  • Gun Atthaphan Phunsawat

OFF-GUN couple known for their on and off screen chemistry. They have done many series together and are the official couple of GMMTV. Some of the series I’ve watched are –

  1. Theory of Love
  2. Our Skyy
  3. I’m Tee, Me Too
  4. Not Me
  5. Cooking Crush (yet to be released).
  • Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri
  • Mix Sahaphap Wongratch

EARTH-MIX is also an official couple of GMMTV. Some of the series I’ve watched are-

  1. A Tale of Thousand Years
  2. Cupid’s Last Wish
  3. Moonlight Chicken
  4. Our Skyy 2
  • Dunk Natachai Boonprasert
  • Joong Archen Aydin

JOONG-DUNK couple also done some series together. Some of them are-

  1. Star and Sky : Star in My Mind
  2. Star and Sky : Sky in My Heart
  3. Our Skyy 2
  4. Hidden Agenda.
  • Jimmy Jitaraphol Potiwihok
  • Sea Tawinan Anukoolprasert 
  • Louis Thanawin Teeraphosukarn 
  • Neo Trai Nimtawat 

SAFE HOUSE SEASON 4: VOTE

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LGBTQ Reality Shows

In this season, voting happens everyday in the night after the task. Whoever wins the task and gets maximum votes will become the king for a day and other house mates should have to obey their orders.

Main Cast

  • Khaotung Thanawat Ratanakitpaisan 
  • First Kanaphan Puitrakul 
  • Tay Tawan Vihokratana
  • New Thitipoom Techa-apaikhun
  • Perth Tanapon Sukumpantanasan
  • Chimon Wachirawit Ruangwiwat 
  • Foei Patara Eksangkul 
  • White Nawat Phumphothingam 
  • Mond Tanutchai Wijitvongtong 
  • Sing Harit Cheewagaroon
  • Prom Theepakon Kwanboon 
  • Gemini Norawit Titicharoenrak 
  • Fourth Nattawat Jirochtikul

FIRST-KHAO are the official couple who have done series together which are –

  1. The Eclipse
  2. Moonlight Chicken
  3. Our Skyy 2
  4. Only Friends

TAY-NEW performed together in the series –

  1. Our Skyy
  2. Dark Blue Kiss
  3. I’m Tee, Me Too
  4. Cherry Magic

PERTH-CHIMON couple is recently formed and released a series which is ongoing named as Dangerous R0mance.

GEMINI-FOURTH casted in –

  1. My School President
  2. Moonlight Chicken
  3. Our Skyy 2

I could not able to watch this series as English subtitles are not available. English subtitles are not expected as the length of per episode is more than 1.5-2 hours. Few translated clips can be found on the web which are done by fans but only for few part of the videos in which they are interested in.

Sparks Camp

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LGBTQ Reality Shows

It is a Philippines gay dating reality TV show. Gay single men came together in a camp and by making couples play some games together which gave them the benefit to have a luxurious date with the man they want to spend their time with and got to know more. The games made them realize the chemistry and physical intimacy they have with their partner.

Before giving the sparkles there is a game segment where they share their past stories and secrets anonymously and they have to guess which member it belongs to. At the end of the day, all individuals have a sparkle to give to another person with whom they feel sparkles.

Main Host

Miss Mela Habijan is a transgender woman and reigns the Miss Trans Global (2020).

Conclusion

In conclusion, the LGBTQ+ community’s profound impact on cultural expression is undeniable and far-reaching. The rise of openly queer icons and their influence on various media platforms marks a significant stride towards greater diversity and acceptance. While challenges and obstacles persist, the representation and celebration of queer excellence in competitive reality shows serve as a powerful reminder that talent and beauty transcend categorical norms.

These LGBTQ Reality Shows offer a kaleidoscope of expression, showcasing the rich tapestry of queer vibrancy. They provide not only entertainment but also platforms for self-expression, empowerment, and advocacy. As we continue to progress towards a more inclusive and accepting society, it is vital to recognize and support these shows and the individuals who participate in them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Netflix have Lgbtq shows?

Yes, Netflix offers a wide range of LGBTQ+ shows and films in its content library. The streaming platform has made significant efforts to provide diverse and inclusive content that reflects the experiences and stories of the LGBTQ+ community. These shows often explore various aspects of LGBTQ+ life, relationships, and identity, making them both entertaining and educational.

What is the first Korean queer reality show?

Merry Queer

“Merry Queer” is a groundbreaking K-dating reality show that explores the uncharted territory of LGBTQ+ romance stories. With three charismatic hosts—Shin Dong-yup, Hong Seok-cheon, and Hani—and three central couples, “Merry Queer” aims to expand and redefine Korea’s conventional understanding of love.

By spotlighting queer relationships and experiences, this show contributes to a broader and more inclusive representation of love and dating within Korean mainstream media. “Merry Queer” is a significant step forward in the portrayal of LGBTQ+ relationships in South Korea and promotes greater understanding and acceptance within society.

What are the LGBTQ Reality Shows?

“Merry Queer” and “His Man” were among the pioneering LGBTQ+ reality shows in South Korea. These shows aimed to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ issues and promote inclusivity in the country. Here’s a bit more about these shows:

  1. “Merry Queer”: This show, explores queer romance stories and features three main couples. It provides an inside look into the lives and relationships of LGBTQ+ individuals in South Korea.
  2. “His Man”: “His Man” is another LGBTQ+ reality show that sheds light on the experiences and relationships of gay men in South Korea. It aims to break stereotypes and increase understanding of the diverse lives of LGBTQ+ individuals.
What was the first Korean LGBT movie?

One of the earliest and most notable Korean LGBTQ+ films is “Road Movie” (Korean: “로드 무비”). Directed by Kim In-sik, it was released in 2002. “Road Movie” tells the story of a young man who picks up a hitchhiker while on a road trip. The film explores themes of self-discovery and sexuality as the two men form a deep and complicated bond during their journey.

While “Road Movie” is often recognized as one of the pioneering LGBTQ+ films in South Korea, it’s important to note that there may have been earlier, lesser-known LGBTQ+ films or short films that addressed queer themes. However, “Road Movie” is among the first to gain significant attention and recognition within the country.

The popularity of BL (Boys Love) dramas in South Korea was indeed on the rise. BL dramas gained a dedicated following not only within South Korea but also internationally. The genre’s growing popularity can be attributed to several factors:

  1. Diverse Storylines: BL dramas often explore diverse themes, from romance and coming-of-age stories to fantasy and historical settings. This diversity in storytelling appeals to a wide range of viewers.
  2. Representation: BL dramas have provided representation for LGBTQ+ characters and relationships, contributing to greater visibility and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.
  3. Fandoms and Online Communities: BL dramas have active fandoms and online communities where fans can discuss, share, and promote their favorite series. Social media platforms play a significant role in spreading the word about these dramas.
  4. Streaming Platforms: Streaming platforms have made BL dramas easily accessible to a global audience. International fans can watch these dramas with subtitles, further boosting their popularity.
  5. Cross-Cultural Appeal: BL dramas often have universal themes of love and relationships that resonate with viewers regardless of their cultural background.

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Hades Amaya is a post graduated and yeah not a teenager. She has been watching korean, chinese, thai and japanese dramas since 2020. She has her own list of all the dramas she had watched. She would like to share her list and reviews and love to have other's suggestions too.

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