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Hong Suk-chun and Shin Dong-yup


Entertainers Shin Dong-yup and Hong Suk-chun, along with model Kim Young, will co-host a new KBS talk show featuring a panel of transgender participants.

The show, titled “XY She,” will delve into issues that conflict male-female relationships by recruiting the help of those who can see both sides of the stories.

“It will be the nation’s first transgender talk show,” said a spokesperson from KBS. “Obviously, we thought there’d be no one better to host the show than the nation’s first ‘out’ celebrity, Hong Suk-chun.”

The hosts are pumped for the show with Hong saying, “As a sexual minority myself, I think I’ll be able to really connect with the participants and tell it like it is.”

Shin said he hopes to dispel prejudices in society. “I’ve always been interested in gay rights and standing up for the marginalized, so I was keen from the start.”

As Korea’s most prominent gay celebrity, Hong’s life has always tantalized the public.

Back in June, TV viewers were moved to tears when Hong said he broke up with his then-boyfriend because the latter couldn’t deal with being openly gay.

By Carla Sunwoo
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