Hong Seok Cheon
Family Name: Hong
Native name: 홍석천
Also Known as: Hong Suk Chun;
Nationality: South Korean
Born: February 3, 1971
Hong Seok Cheon is a South Korean actor, restaurateur and politician for the Democratic Labor Party. He was a male model and actor before causing considerable controversy in his home country when he came out as gay in 2000. Hong is the most prominent openly gay celebrity in Korea.
Hong Seok Cheon appeared on South Korean television, including children's programmes and variety shows. After revealing his homosexuality, the network fired him from his prime-time variety show, and he went on to be selected by Time Magazine as the 2004 Asian Hero.
In 2005, he appeared with his parents on the Korean talk show Lee Hong Ryol, Park Ju Mi's Yoyumanman to discuss his life since coming out