Entry #12144: Serving openly in military in North Korea

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RegionNorth Korea
IssueServing openly in military
StatusDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Start DateSep 14, 1948
End Datenow
DescriptionSome secondary sources claim it is a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" situation. But, based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited, because North Korea heavily censors LGBT content.
SourcesMyers, B. R. The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters. Melville House, 2011. Ultimately sourced from North Korean propaganda film, "Snowstorm in Pyongyang" (2000). Hassig and Oh (2009) The Hidden People of North Korea Martin (2006) Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, p. 521


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Revision by Daniel455907. Changed to “dont ask dont tell”

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Value(REMOVED)Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Value SpecialAmbiguousDon't Ask, Don't Tell

Revision by Ratabzoo. Consolidating two entries. Changing status to 'Ambiguous'.

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ValueIllegal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteBased on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited.Some secondary sources claim it is a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" situation. But, based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited, because North Korea heavily censors LGBT content.
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Based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited. Some secondary sources claim it is a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" situation. But, based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited, because North Korea heavily censors LGBT content.
SourcesMyers, B. R. The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters. Melville House, 2011.

Ultimately sourced from North Korean propaganda film, "Snowstorm in Pyongyang"
Myers, B. R. The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters. Melville House, 2011.
Ultimately sourced from North Korean propaganda film, "Snowstorm in Pyongyang" (2000).
Hassig and Oh (2009) The Hidden People of North Korea
Martin (2006) Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, p. 521
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Myers, B. R. The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters. Melville House, 2011. Ultimately sourced from North Korean propaganda film, "Snowstorm in Pyongyang" Ultimately sourced from North Korean propaganda film, "Snowstorm in Pyongyang" (2000). Hassig and Oh (2009) The Hidden People of North Korea Martin (2006) Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, p. 521

Revision by Ratabzoo. Added a period.

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NoteBased on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limitedBased on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited.
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Based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited limited.

Revision by Ratabzoo. Adding information addressing the ambiguous status of this region's military policy

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NoteBased on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality is against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war.Based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited
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Based on a North Korean propaganda film from the year 2000, male homosexuality is against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. may be against the law in the military, including for prisoners of war. Information is extremely limited

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Start Date(NONE)Sep 14, 1948

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